Le Philosophe Takes A Beating

A new book on Bernard-Henri Levy has stirred controversy in France for its virulent criticism of the open-shirted philosophe.

The book’s authors are sticking to their guns. ‘We tried to dissect what we call the “BHL system”,’ co-writer Olivier Toscer told The Observer last week. ‘We believe the media has created a myth that underpins who BHL is and what he does.’ Toscer, a journalist at a magazine in Paris, said Levy had become one of France’s ‘sacred cows’ who ‘it was no longer possible to criticise’.

Amusant. Sans plus.