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Bernard-Henri Lévy

Bernard-Henri Lévy

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Bernard-Henri Lévy is one of the founders of the “Nouveaux Philosophes” (New Philosophers) movement. His books include Left in Dark Times: A Stand Against the New Barbarism, American Vertigo: Traveling America in the Footsteps of Tocqueville, and most recently, The Empire and the Five Kings

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  1. Europe Lives On
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    Europe Lives On

    Feb 7, 2020 Bernard-Henri Lévy looks for what can be salvaged or made new following the United Kingdom's formal departure.

  2. Hold the Brexit Con Artists to Account
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    Hold the Brexit Con Artists to Account

    Jun 17, 2019 Bernard-Henri Lévy laments the cancellation of a trial focusing on the Leave campaign's lies ahead of the 2016 referendum.

  3. Ode to Our Lady of Europe
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    Ode to Our Lady of Europe

    Apr 17, 2019 Bernard-Henri Lévy searches for meaning and hope in the aftermath of the conflagration in Paris.

  4. Google, Fake News, and the Crisis of Truth
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    Google, Fake News, and the Crisis of Truth

    Feb 11, 2019 Bernard-Henri Lévy probes the intellectual history behind today's alternative facts and creeping authoritarianism.

  5. Will the Yellow Vests Reject the Brown Shirts?
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    Will the Yellow Vests Reject the Brown Shirts?

    Dec 5, 2018 Bernard-Henri Lévy urges France's grassroots protest movement to reaffirm its commitment to republican democracy.

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    The Necessity of Morality in Foreign Policy

    Chris Patten shows why “realism” requires heeding the lessons of history and defending democratic values.
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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

    A careful look at US economic conditions supports the view that inflation was driven mainly by supply-side disruptions and shifts in the pattern of demand. Given this, further interest-rate hikes will have little to no effect – and will cause far-reaching problems of their own.

    sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.

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