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A new manifesto for Europe’s artists by Bernard-Henri Lévy

Actors, artists and performers—from Marina Abramović to Grayson Perry—argue it is time for Europe's artists to make themselves heard

By Bernard-Henri Lévy  

Kristin Scott Thomas photographed by Juergen Teller. Photo: Copyright the artist, all rights reserved

Europe is on the ropes. The rise of extremism and populism; the return of nationalism in various guises; the prospect of Brexit in Britain; the success, in Hungary, Austria, and elsewhere, of illiberal regimes bent on destroying democracy with its own tools—all of these developments threaten the lofty idea of a continent of peace and freedom; all of them cast doubt on the prospect of a community of diverse peoples united by…

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