Bernard-Henri Lévy: L'Esprit du Judaïsme
Chair: Philippe Sands
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The George Webber Memorial Evening
World-renowned public intellectual, Bernard-Henri Lévy, confronts his spiritual roots, offering a fresh critique on the rise of a new form of antisemitism, as well as a provocative defence of Israel from the left. He reveals the overlooked Jewish roots of Western democratic ideals, confronting the current Islamist threat, while intellectually dismantling it. Lévy’s most passionate book, and in many ways his most personal, L’Esprit du Judaïsme is a profound, and hypnotic intellectual reckoning. Bernard-Henri Lévy debates the nature of Judaism with human rights lawyer Philippe Sands.
This event is in English.
Bernard-Henri Lévy is a philosopher, journalist, activist, and filmmaker. He was one of the leaders of the 'Nouveaux Philosophes' movement in 1976. Among his of books are American Vertigo, Barbarism with a Human Face, and Who Killed Daniel Pearl? His writing has appeared in a wide range of publications throughout Europe and the United States.
Philippe Sands QC is professor of international law at University College London, and a practising barrister at Matrix Chambers. His latest books are East West Street: On the Origins of Crimes Against Humanity, which won the Baillie Gifford Prize, Genocide, and City of Lions.