Non-fiction

The Frontlines of Peace

Séverine Autesserre

It’s always the same story told in a different setting. Violence breaks out, foreign nations are scandalized, interveners and million-dollar donors come rushing in, peace is declared, and within a mon…


Notes on Complexity

Neil Theise

The great scientific revolutions of the early twentieth century—the Theory of Relativity and Quantum Mechanics—are well known, but another theory of equal profundity was developed by mathematicians at…


The Guilt Detox

David Khayat

Who hasn’t uttered those empty words after an evening of heavy drinking or a particularly indulgent week? Just to forget all about our promises to abstain next week and begin the cycle all over again?…


The Power of Ethics

Susan Liautaud

It’s not your imagination: we’re living in a time of moral decline. Publicly, we’re bombarded with reports of government leaders acting against the welfare of their constituents; companies prioritizin…


A Briefcase Full of Cash

Estelle Shirbon

In April 2012 a Nigerian ex-governor, James Ibori, was sentenced to 13 years for fraud at Southwark Crown Court. He had stolen so much money from the state he governed that he could afford a private j…


Why Vegan?

Peter Singer

Even before the publication of his seminal Animal Liberation in 1975, Peter Singer, one of the greatest moral philosophers of our time, unflinchingly challenged the ethics of eating animals. Now, in W…


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…


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…


Glucose Revolution

Jessie Inchauspé

Glucose, or blood sugar, is a tiny molecule in our bodies that has a huge impact on our health. It enters our bloodstream through the starchy or sweet foods we eat. In the past five years, scientists…


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…