Non-fiction

Our Bodies, Their Battlefields

Christina Lamb

At a critical time for women worldwide, acclaimed journalist Christina Lamb travels to war-zones to chronicle the harrowing and largely untold stories of women in war.  Christina Lamb is the co-author…


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…


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 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…


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…


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…


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…