The Strenuous Life: How Bernard-Henri Levy fought his way into chronic interventionism

Last year, Karl Zéro, the madcap newsman/comedian who has been a fixture on French television for a decade, asked the sixty-one-year-old celebrity philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy why people hated him so.

Christopher Caldwell is the author of Reflections on the Revolution in Europe (Doubleday, 2009).