Brendan Bernhard

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  • 6 years ago | Books

    Originally written for a French audience, Gallic philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy’s Left in Dark Times: A Stand Against the New Barbarism is a paradoxical work that chastises the political left even as its author continues to support it...

  • 8 years ago | Books

    Too bad the phrase “dark night of the soul” is a textbook cliché, as it fits Rupert Thomson’s new novel, Death of a Murderer, rather well. Thomson is a writer of extraordinary poetic gifts, as such works of kaleidoscopic i...

  • 8 years ago | Books

    Rachel Cusk is one of those writers who seem to have been born with seven or eight laser-like senses rather than the usual poorly functioning five. She can write about almost anything — a shopping mall, a teenage schoolgirl, even a kitchen &...

  • 8 years ago | Books

    Although it’s scarcely a secret, Americans tend to forget that very few of us wanted to fight in World War II. If you think the country is anti-war now, consider the fact that up to 80 percent of the population was in the peace camp prior to...

  • 9 years ago | Books

    The basic story of Ian Buruma’s Murder in Amsterdam: The Death of Theo Van Gogh and the Limits of Tolerance is fairly well-known. In 2004, Van Gogh, a heavy-drinking, chain-smoking Dutch filmmaker, television personality and all-purpose prov...