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Wealth, Value and the Inestimable: A Socio-Ecological Criticism of the Capitalist Economy (La richesse, la valeur et l’inestimable : Critique socio-écologique de l’économie capitaliste)

SOCIOLOGY | ECONOMY A major book that deconstructs the premise of liberal societies, according to which everything must be measured and valued in economic and financial terms. Can you give an economic value to nature? To well-being? To knowledge? To mankind? To community services? And yet this is what neo-liberal societies do, whereas on our planet […]

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Their Debt, Our Democracy (Leur dette, notre démocratie)

POLITICS | ECONOMICS How can elected representatives under the control of the people be replaced? What prospects are opened up by the “outraged” movements which challenge the world’s oligarchies? The European authorities and finance impose one austerity plan after  another. And they all fail. Right wing, left wing, or composed of  “technicians”, governments have but one obsession: […]

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To love till you lose your mind: Autopsy of a Passion (Aimer à en perdre la raison: autopsie d’une passion)

AUTOBIOGRAPHY This is the true story of an incredible passion. A passion experienced by the author, a famous psychologist, when she was merely 20 years old, with a young man of sublime beauty, a shining star but who was already somewhat wandering in the gardens of madness. Nathanael, since that is his name, is the great love […]

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Israel: A New Apartheid (Israël, le nouvel apartheid)

CURRENT AFFAIRS This book with a deliberately brutal title demonstrates with supporting evidence the similarities between today’s Israel and the apartheid regime that reigned in South Africa before the accession of Nelson Mandela. This book does not intend to beat about the bush: it is urgent to act. Michel Bôle-Richard draws on his extensive knowledge of both countries; […]

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The Factory of Imposters (La fabrique des imposteurs)

PSYCHOLOGY | SOCIOLOGY | PHILOSOPHY A book that masterfully demonstrates that our society of standards manufactures impostors, in the name of so-called pleasure where meaning has been replaced by marketing and advertising. And it invites us to become actors of our world again. The impostor is among us: at school, the hospital, in museums, he […]

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My Mental Health Record (Mon carnet de santé psy)

PARENTING | PSYCHOLOGY Designed as a diary for parents, this landmark book allows them to accompany the psychological evolution of their child just like they’ve already been doing for his or her physical health. Almost all countries apply a system of health records that monitor children’s physical evolution, and there’s a plethora of books about […]

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The Theorem of the Street lamp (Le théorème du lampadaire)

ECONOMICS | POLITICS An important book which explains why economics and politics are trapped by doctrine. Disparities are more violent than ever and the future is bleak. We currently find ourselves in an impasse trapped under the light of the neo-liberalist model, like someone looking for their keys under the street lamp where they wrongly think […]

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Cabeza de Vaca

  BIOGRAPHY | NON-FICTION | ADVENTURE This book presents the saga of a different kind of conquistador. The central character is the Spanish nobleman Àlvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca. As intrepid and bold as other great Spanish names of the 16th century, he had a personal history like the plot of an adventure movie.  Having […]

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Anita Garibaldi, A Brazilian Heroine (Anita Garibaldi, Uma heroina brasileira)

  NON-FICTION | BIOGRAPHY In 1839 , in Laguna, on the south coast of Brazil, Ana Maria de Jesus Ribeiro left her first husband, a shoemaker, to board the ship commanded by the Italian revolutionary Giuseppe Garibaldi. The romance of Anita with Garibaldi lasted ten years, resulted in four children and would make an action […]

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Honeycomb Kids. Big Picture Parenting for a Changing World… and to Change the World

    PARENTING – LIFESTYLE Including more than 300 practical ideas and activities, Honeycomb Kids is a book with two priceless benefits: not only does it help you prepare your children for an uncertain tomorrow, it also helps you shift to a better family life for today. One world. One humanity. One destiny. It can […]

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