Bernard-Henri Lévy

Bernard-Henri Lévy

Bernard-Henry Lévy (b. 1948) is one of France's most prominent intellectuals. A founder of the anti-Marxist "Nouveaux Philosophes" (New Philosophers) movement of the 70's, committed to human rights issues, he is hailed, and equally derided, for his work as an essayist as he is for his heavily mediatised activities on the French as well as international scenes. Nicknamed "BHL", he writes a column for Parisian weekly Le Point and is a television regular.

Updated: 18 January 2017