One of the world's leading intellectuals revisits his political roots, scrutinizes the totalitarianisms of the past, as well as those on the horizon, and argues powerfully for a new political and moral vision for our times- ALOUD at the LAPL
This program is part of the Los Angeles Public Library's ALOUD speakers and authors program.
Arianna Huffington is the co-founder, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and author of fifteen books. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. In 2012, the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting.
Bernard-Henri Levy is a philosopher, journalist, activist, and filmmaker. He was hailed by Vanity Fair magazine as "Superman and prophet: we have no equivalent in the United States."
Among his dozens 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. His films include the documentaries Bosna! and A Day in the Death of Sarajevo.
Levy is co-founder of the antiracist group SOS Racism and has served on diplomatic missions for the French government.
Scholar and activist Bernard-Henri Levy advises the U.S. to look at John McCain's track record on the economy. Levy says Americans should not believe McCain during the heat of the current economic crisis and instead look to his track record in the Senate, with 90% of his votes favoring deregulation.
Bernard-Henri Levy says that Sarah Palin and Barack Obama represent dramatically different views of mankind. Levy describes Palin as a blind believer and Obama as a man of enlightenment, rationale, and modern politics.
Scholar, activist, and filmmaker Bernard-Henri Levy explains what he calls "Fascislamism." Levy criticizes the left for ignoring the crimes of radical Islamists, which he believes have roots in the fascism of Hitler and Mussolini. He say not recognizing these crimes is a form of reverse racism.