Non-fiction

A VERY SPECIAL FAMILY

Patrick and Francine Violas

A heartwarming story about a zoo-refuge in the outskirts of Paris. It all began when Francine and Patrick purchased a small farm not far outside of Paris, and started taking in chickens, pigs, and cow…


The Folly and the Glory

Tim Weiner

From the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning author of Legacy of Ashes Tim Weiner, a gripping narrative account of how the Soviet Union (and now Russia) has waged political warfare – confli…


HOW TO STAY SANE WHEN EVERYTHING IS FALLING APART

Fabrice Midal

You’re not stumbling, there’s an earthquake afoot. Crisis is an opportunity to rebuild… Casting blame will not fix the problem… But rest assured, you’d be a robot if you weren’t afraid… The path…


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…


Life Is Not Useful

Ailton Krenak

For many centuries, Brazil’s Indigenous peoples have bravely faced threats of total annihilation and, in extremely adverse conditions, have reinvented their lives and communities. At a time when the C…


Ideas to Postpone the End of the World

Ailton Krenak

Humanity is facing the greatest environmental disaster of its existence. Global pandemics, extreme weather events, and massive wildfires all define the era many now call the Anthropocene. In three lec…


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…