Since the foundations of American democracy have ties to the French, the views of a prominent philosopher can provide insights from an external perspective.
A philosopher, activist and filmmaker, Bernard-Henri Lévy is also one of the most respected writers in Europe. He’s the author of dozens of books, including the best-selling American Vertigo and Left in Dark Times. His films include the documentaries Bosna! and A Day in the Death of Sarajevo.
Lévy co-founded the antiracist group SOS Racism and served on diplomatic missions for the French government. He started his career as a war reporter and became famous as founder of the New Philosophers group.