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The Impossible Consent. Josephine Hugues’ Case (L’impossible consentement: L’Affaire Joséphine Hugues)

ESSAY | TRUE CRIME | HISTORY A real historical journey that allows one to understand how “producing” consent (or refusal) is not a free and isolated decision within one person, but a clustered result of power dynamics among many. 1865, South France, in Guiols, village in Var’s interior. Timothee Castellan is a young ex-worker in […]

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First They Erased Our Names. A Rohingya Speaks Up (D’abord ils ont effacé notre nom. Un Rohingya témoigne)

PERSONAL ACCOUNT “This is my chance to speak for my people, who continue to suffer, but who are voiceless.” — The Guardian The first time a Rohingya speaks up to expose the persecution facing his people Habiburahman was born and raised in a small village somewhere between Rakhine State and Chin State in western Burma. […]

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Never Alone. The bugs that build plants, creatures and civilizations (Jamais seul. Ces microbes qui construisent les plantes, les animaux et les civilisations

NATURE Of course not all the content in this book is easy, but all is enrapturing. Once we have accepted that the plants and animals are not autonomous entities, but beings in symbiosis with so many other tiny organisms, we see the world differently. Not in permanent competition but in close-knit association where mutual living […]

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Go You Know Not Where: What if there’s another way of seeing the world? (Va par où tu ne sais pas: et s’il y avait une autre manière de voir le monde ?)

 SOCIETY | SPIRITUALITY This book offers a humanist perspective on some of the greatest concepts of our time! — G. F. Smoot, Nobel Prize in Physics, 2006 An audacious title, a great adventure. — La Provence An initiatory journey to the very heart of science and parallel worlds. In 1996, journalist Laurence de la Baume interviews […]

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Assad

BIOGRAPHY What goes on in the head of Bachar El-Assad? Régis Le Sommier is one of the few journalists to have met the Syrian president several times since the beginning of the Syrian War. – france inter How can a journalist face up to a tyrant? Exclude him from his scope of investigation? Or approach […]

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The Secret Philosophy of Birds (Petite philosophie secrète des oiseaux)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT | WELL-BEING There is a lot we can learn from the birds. Through thirty little lessons of wisdom, inspired from how they live, this book invites us to re-centre our lives and pay closer attention to our natural inner needs. Proving that help sometimes comes from the most unlikely of sources, this lovely […]

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Everyone Loves Bruce Willis (Tout le monde aime Bruce Willis)

CRIME FICTION After The Predators’ Ball and We Remember the Names of the Assassins, Dominique Maisons is back with a story that rivals the great American crime novels. She’s got it all… or does she? Rose Century is 20 years old and worth millions at the box office. Dozens of assistants are on hand to […]

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The Battlefield (Le champ de bataille)

FICTION Teen angst… as seen by the parents The problem with having kids is that they grow up. With no warning, one day they start slamming doors, getting bad grades and talking in monosyllables. Above all, they stop seeing you as perfect. And that can be hard to take. Science tells us that it is […]

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Self-Confidence: A Philosophy (La confiance en soi, une philosophie)

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT An accessible essay on the mechanisms of self-confidence, in the same vein as his best-seller The Virtues of Failure, translated in 12 languages.  One is not born with self-confidence, nor does one acquire it with sheer determination. It is the result of an alchemy, the surprising synthesis of three distinct forces. A force […]

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Treat Yourself Well: 30 Experiments in Nature to Lead a Better Life (Faites-vous du bien. 30 expériences nature pour vivre mieux)

HEALTH | WELL-BEING | NATURE Careful, this book will bring you a contagious ‘joie de vivre’! This profound yet light book will bring a pause in your life. Accessible to all, it advises you thirty fundamental experiments that are concrete and effective against stress, and opens the doors to serenity. It takes you by the […]

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