"In another original work of literature, Bernard-Henri Levy files a series of first-person reports from five of the world's most horrific "forgotten" war zones, then blends them into a moving - and ultimately inspiring - "hauntology."" "But Levy is more 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."--BOOK JACKET.
Includes bibliographical references.
- Dewey Decimal: 303.6'25
- Language: eng
- Physical Description: xxiii, 371 p. ; 21 cm.
- Edition Info: (hbk.)
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