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.
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.