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Fascislamism - Bernard-Henri Lévy

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Uploaded on Dec 8, 2008

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/09/25/Arianna_Huf...

French philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy defends his term "fascislamism," claiming modern-day islamic fundamentalist movements to have roots in European fascism of the 1930s. Lévy argues that condemning fascism on one hand while tolerating muslim fundamentalism on the other is a form of racism in reverse.

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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.

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. Lévy is co-founder of the antiracist group SOS Racism and has served on diplomatic missions for the French government.

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