Nation Building

An interview with Bernard-Henri Lévy

Bernard-Henri Lévy is an intellectual engagé in the best sense of the term: he combines serious, acute thought with untiring activity to further the common good. His latest project, Justice for Kurds, is a foundation aimed at securing statehood for this dispossessed people since the end of the Ottoman Empire. We spoke with him about what the Kurds need and what concerned citizens can do to help.

Octavian Report: How did you first become aware of the Kurdish cause?

Bernard-Henri Lévy: I first became aware a long time ago. My first trip to Kurdistan was in the fall of 1991. So: not yesterday. It was just after the first war …

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