Is Bernard-Henri Lévy a Pretentious Fool?

“I’m not interested in that pretentious little fool.” The “pretentious little fool” [petit con prétentieux] in question: none other than French literary star Bernard-Henri Lévy. And the author of the phrase: none other than “Special Advisor” to French President Nicolas Sarkozy and presidential speechwriter Henri Guaino. Guaino made the remark yesterday to the French news site Rue89 and he took the trouble to specify: “you can print that.” He was responding to remarks made earlier in the day by Lévy — or “BHL,” as he is commonly known in France — on the radio station France Inter. In his interview […]

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