War, Evil and End of History (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
400
Utgivningsdatum
2005-11-01
Förlag
Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Dimensioner
210 x 135 x 35 mm
Vikt
500 g
ISBN
9780715634240
War, Evil and End of History (häftad)

War, Evil and End of History

Häftad Engelska, 2005-11-01

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From the celebrated author of the international bestseller Who Killed Daniel Pearl? comes another startlingly original work of literature. In WAR, EVIL AND THE END OF HISTORY, Bernard-Henri Levy continues his daring investigation into the breeding grounds of terrorism with a series of riveting first-person reports from five of the world's most horrific 'forgotten' war zones. In Sri Lanka, he conducts a clandestine interview with a terrified young woman recently escaped from a suicide-bomber training camp. He journeys, blindfolded, into the Colombian jungle to interview a psychotic drug lord who considers himself the successor to Che Guevara and fronts a bloodthirsty 'guerilla' army. Levy surreptitiously observes the nameless slaves working the diamond mines that fund an endless war in Angola, airdrops into a rebel stronghold in the blockaded Nuba mountains of the Sudan and reports on the ongoing carnage in Burundi between Hutus and Tutsis. But Levy is more than just a journalist: as France's leading philosopher, he follows the reports with a series of intensely personal and probing 'reflections' considering how, in an enlightened, cultured, and well-informed society, these wars have acquired such a perverse "non-meaning." He considers war literature from Stendhal, Hemingway, Proust and others, and issues an excoriating response to those who have glorified it. He reconsiders his own background as a student revolutionary in Paris in May 1968, and as a 22-year-old war reporter in Bangladesh. And, in one of the book's most moving passages, he recounts his travels with Ahmad Massoud, the anti-Taliban Afghan leader assassinated hours before the September 11 attacks. Already a huge bestseller in Europe, WAR, EVIL AND THE END OF HISTORY is the work of one of the world's most popular philosophers at the height of his powers.
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A profoundly liberal, humane, and often common-sensical spirit... fascinating nuggets... striking... splendidly controlled' - Sunday Telegraph 'Levy's fiery brilliance glows' - Jewish Chronicle 'Levy is a fearless intellectual risk-taker, and the results can be brilliantly thought-provoking... He is one of the few struggling to understand the present, and for that reason he is a thinker we can not afford to be without' - The New Statesman

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Bernard-Henri Levy is France's leading philosopher and one of the most esteemed and best-selling writers in Europe. He has also served on diplomatic missions for the French government - most recently, to Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. He lives in Paris.