Friday, September 05, 2008

Romano, Carlin. "A French Intellectual Star Considers What's Right About the Left." CHRONICLE September 5, 2008.

Levy, Bernard-Henri. Left in Dark Times: a Stand against the New Barbarism. New York: Random House, 2008. Isn't it time that snobs in French departments, who'll schedule 20 Bataille, Blanchot, or Deleuze seminars before permitting even an invited chat on Lévy, admit that his impact on French intellectual history will far outlast that of their heroes? Left in Dark Times: a Stand against the New Barbarism (Random House, September) — Lévy's blend of memoir, dissection of the 1970s New Philosophy movement that made him famous, and call for a leftism that's neither infantile nor robotic — demonstrates the acuity of his antennae, and his good fortune in reflecting current events. . . . Read the rest here:

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