French showman-philosopher begs London audience to save the European project
It was, said audience member Anne von Bennigsen afterwards, “really very French. Fascinating, but just not very … practical. Nothing particularly concrete. Still, he’s a French intellectual, I suppose. And that’s how he came across.”
Poking fun at Bernard-Henri Lévy may be a national sport in France, but a bemused audience of nearly 1,000 packed Cadogan Hall in London on Monday to hear the 69-year-old philosopher plead with Britain to remain in Europe, in English.