“Why a French Philosopher Wants to Stop Brexit”

By Simon Kuper

Published on Friday, May 25, 2018

But is Bernard-Henri Lévy at odds with a France that sees opportunity in the UK’s departure?

« […] Like his British literary heroes Lord Byron and TE Lawrence, he [Bernard-Henri Lévy] is a man of action who aims to change the world. On June 4, backed by the Hexagon Society, a London-based French cultural charity, he will stage his one-man play Last Exit Before Brexit at London’s Cadogan Hall. »

« […] The play is a plea to Britain — or Angleterre (“England”), as BHL usually calls it — to realise that it’s the intellectual heart of Europe and should therefore stay in and help reform the “soulless” European Union. »