Non-fiction

The Emperor’s New Road

JONATHAN HILLMAN

China’s Belt and Road Initiative is the world’s most ambitious and misunderstood geoeconomic vision. To carry out President Xi’s flagship foreign-policy effort, China promises to spend over one trilli…


THE BACTERIA THAT GOVERN OUR BRAIN

Prof. Gabriel Perlemuter

The biggest forces impacting your mental health and well-being are actually the smallest. Invisible to the human eye, far from your head, these billions of bacteria in your gut are present and powerfu…


Five Hands

Sophie Divry

Sophie Divry has spent her adult life writing novels, for which she’s won several prizes and fellowships and has two movie adaptations underway (Library of Unrequited Love and Madame Bovary of the Sub…


America

François Busnel, editor-in-chief

From Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America to the moveable feasts of the Lost Generation, France and the United States have long shared a special relationship, defined as much by romantic fasci…


The Germans

Frank Trentmann

The Germans will be a book about remorse and denial, compassion and hatred, charity and its limits, saving and spending, war and peace. How did a society transform from one of totalitarianism, conques…


Playing For Freedom

Zarifa Adiba

According to the UN, Afghanistan is the worst place on the planet to be born a woman. The effects of Taliban rule can be felt everywhere: women lack access to basic education, men make all the major d…


The Future of Democracy

Ivan Krastev

In a democracy, numbers matter. We used to believe that democratic power changes hands when people change their minds. But what if power instead shifts with population changes, when newcomers with dif…


Head, Hand, Heart

David Goodhart

The coronavirus pandemic of 2020 taught us something we ought already to have known. That care workers, supermarket shelf-stackers, delivery drivers, cleaners and farmers are vital cogs in the machine…


SHADOW STATE

Luke Harding

Its operatives come in disguise. They pose as tourists, journalists and businessmen. Utterly ruthless, sometimes bungling and always ambitious, they roam from Salisbury to Helsinki, Ukraine to the Cen…


POLITICS AND THE PANDEMIC

Ivan Krastev

Award-winning author and political scientist Ivan Krastev provides a truly brilliant, international perspective on the geo-political stakes of the coronavirus pandemic. Based on a piece written for th…