Left in Dark Times: A Stand Against the New Barbarism

Left in Dark Times: A Stand Against the New Barbarism


during this unparalleled critique, Bernard-Henri Lévy revisits his political roots, scrutinizes the totalitarianisms of the earlier in addition to these at the horizon, and argues powerfully for a brand new political and ethical imaginative and prescient for our occasions. Are human rights Western or common? Does anti-Semitism have a destiny, and, if this is the case, what's going to it appear like? and the way is it that progressives themselves–those who long ago defended person rights and fought fascism–have now turn into the breeding flooring for brand spanking new different types of risky attitudes: an unthinking loathing of Israel; an obsessive anti-Americanism; an concept of “tolerance” that, in its justification of Islamic fanaticism, for instance, may develop into the “cemetery of democracies”; and an indifference, masked via relativism, to the best human tragedies dealing with the area this present day?

At a time of ideological and political transition in the US, Left in darkish instances articulates the threats all of us face–in many circumstances with no our even being conscious of it–and bargains a strong new imaginative and prescient for progressives all over.

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