War, Evil and the End of History

War Evil and the End of History From the maverick author of the international bestseller Who Killed Daniel Pearl a gripping blend of reportage and philosophy according to The New York Times comes another startlingly original work o

  • Title: War, Evil and the End of History
  • Author: Bernard-Henri Lévy Charlotte Mandell
  • ISBN: 9780971865952
  • Page: 484
  • Format: Paperback
  • From the maverick author of the international bestseller Who Killed Daniel Pearl a gripping blend of reportage and philosophy, according to The New York Times comes another startlingly original work of literature.In WAR, EVIL AND THE END OF HISTORY, Bernard Henri L vy continues his daring investigation into the breeding grounds of terrorism with a series of rivetingFrom the maverick author of the international bestseller Who Killed Daniel Pearl a gripping blend of reportage and philosophy, according to The New York Times comes another startlingly original work of literature.In WAR, EVIL AND THE END OF HISTORY, Bernard Henri L vy 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 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 L vy 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 L vy is 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 a scintillating intellect at the height of its powers Bernard Henri L vy s previous book foresaw today s headlines about Pakistan s secret trading of nuclear technology and the nexus of terrorist groups behind the murder of Daniel Pearl WAR, EVIL, AND THE END OF HISTORY is his brilliant foray into the next danger zones.

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    1. There are several sections to this book. The primary division is between field and reflection. Levy offers you-are-there descriptions from five of the darkest places on the planet, Angola, Sri Lanka, Burundi, Colombia, South Sudan. These are chilling descriptions of places where one may indeed wonder if history has ended. It could also call into question the existence of God for those of a religious persuasion. Not only does he show what conditions are in such places, but offers interviews with [...]

    2. French journalist and philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy asks some very insightful questions about some ongoing smaller wars which the world is pretty much ignoring -- such as in Burundi, Sri Lanka, Colombia. At the beginning of the book he does reportage and gives a flavor of five different small wars, and spends the rest of the book reflecting on them, and how we look at them, how we should be seeing them, how they should make us see ourselves. Levy considers himself a man of the left, but asks th [...]

    3. Already a huge bestseller in Europe, WAR, EVIL, AND THE END OF HISTORY is the work of a scintillating intellect at the height of its powers. BERNARD-HENRI LÉVY 'S previous book foresaw today's headlines about Pakistan's secret trading of nuclear technology and the nexus of terrorist groups behind the murder of Daniel Pearl. WAR, EVIL, AND THE END OF HISTORY is his brilliant foray into the next danger zones.

    4. it is good for the facts, but in his reflections he makes a bunch of references to philosophers that i dont know, so it was hard for me to understand.

    5. Professor Walters referenced this book several times during my undergraduate career and I'm waiting until I know enough to both understand and appreciate it.

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