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July 25 2020
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Bernard-Henri Lévy at his home in Paris, pre-coronavirus.

There was one thing that I found increasingly difficult to bear as we settled into the crisis.

And that was the rapt remarks I heard, both in conversations among friends and in print, on the theme: “I saw a deer crossing the Champs-Élysées; a hummingbird was at my window; the sky has never been so blue, nor nature so pure, nor New York so beautiful, as during the time of the coronavirus.”

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