French philosopher, author, and public intellectual Bernard-Henri Lévy is so famous in certain circles that many identify him by his iconic initials alone: BHL. Having written and spoken extensively on social, political, and intellectual matters since the 1960s, he is credited as one of the founders of the Nouveaux Philosophesor New Philosophers. Host Paula Marantz Cohen explores some of Lévys early activism, writing, controversy, and cultural appeal, as well as his distinct brand of philosophy... [see more] as it informs matters in both France and the United States today. In this interview, Lévy specifically discusses two of his books, The Genius of Judaism and American Vertigo: Traveling American in the Footsteps of Tocqueville.
The Drexel InterView is a half-hour, original series featuring interesting people and interesting talk. Hosted by best-selling author, critic and Drexel University Distinguished Professor of English Paula Marantz Cohen, each episode features an interview with a noteworthy figure. Guests reflect a diversity of opinions and backgrounds and come from fields including art, politics, science and business.