Summer Anthology

We are on summer vacation until mid-August. Here is a selection of some salient texts of the year. soon!


Narendra Modi or the end of democracyby Christophe Jaffrelot

like other populist and authoritarian leaders at the beginning of XXIe century, Narendra Modi is deconstructing democratic institutions in India. He seems to have firmly taken the reins of an increasingly disproportionate power.

The spectrum of stereotypesby Dominique Lagorgette and Denis Ramond

Can we fight against stereotypes? Far from being self-evident and unanimous, this repeated injunction poses practical and conceptual difficulties. How to reconcile this struggle with the defense of freedom of expression? How to measure the effects and harms of stereotypes? Is a world without stereotypes possible??

Fernand Deligny, or the art of being off topicby Pascal Svrac

educator, writer, thinker, storyteller, poet, screenwriter, Fernand Deligny is unclassifiable. disciplinary reeducation, understood as a return to the norm, he substituted a reeducation of sensitivity which detaches itself from the notion of subject, good or bad.

Alexandra Kollonta, revolutionary and feministby Sophie Coeur

Revolutionary rallying Lenin, feminist Bolshevik minister, polyglot writer, sexually mancipatedan intellectual who thought about the family, the state or nationalities: the modernity of Alexandra Kollonta (1872-1952) is obvious.


Knowledge in the crisis. Interview with Michael Zemmour

The economist Michal Zemmour, whose intervention was decisive in the political sequence opened by the pension reform, returns to expertise, public statistics and the conditions required for knowledge to play a role in the democratic crisis and support the social movement.

Do or let die. Interview with Vianney Mourman and Bernard Baertschi

The distinction between causing to die and allowing to die is at the heart of medical ethics. It prompts us to question what is acceptable by caregivers, and more generally what we expect from medicine.

We never leave a political image. Interview with Adrienne Surprising

Photojournalist Adrienne Surprenant tracks the effects of dengue fever and climate change around the world. While showing the cruelty or pain of the world, she strives to reconcile testimony and aesthetics by establishing a relationship of reciprocal trust with her subjects.

Second line work. Interview with Christine Erhel

The health crisis showed that not all professions were exposed to the same risks and that some were more fragile than others. The pension reform has undoubtedly not taken sufficient account of this diversity of situations.

The reviews

Roots and fruits. About: Patrick Chastenet, The libertarian roots of political ecologyL’escapeby Bertrand Vaillant

Patrick Chastenet brings political ecology back to its libertarian foundations, through five authors who united the defense of nature with that of freedom: Reclus, Ellul, Charbonneau, Illich and Bookchin. A rich and informative presentation, which opens up many questions.

Preserve, maintain, repair. About: Jrme Denis & David Pontille, The care of things. Maintenance policiesThe Discoveryby Cynthia Colmellere

We consume, we throw away, we waste. But we also know how to take care of things and make sure they last. Maintenance practices are numerous and establish a different relationship with the world.

The secrets of the forest and of life. About: Suzanne Simard, the search for the mother tree: Discovering the wisdom of the forestDunodby Michel Gueldry.

The recent craze for trees and their capacity for mutual aid owes a lot to the forestry expert Suzanne Simard, whose recently translated work retraces her professional and life journey.

How to make businesses more inclusive? About: Frank Dobbin & Alexandra Kalev, Getting to Diversity. What works and what doesntCambridge, The Belknap Press of Harvard University Pressby Laure Bereni

If companies fail to integrate and promote minority groups, it is because they persist in implementing programs that social sciences have long proven to be ineffective. Frank Dobbin & Alexandra Kalev propose more democratic and inclusive actions.

The long martyrdom of the Syrian people. About: Catherine Coquio, Jol Hubrecht, Nala Mansour, Farouk Mardam-Bey (dir.), Syria, The country burns. The black book of the Assads (1970-2021)Thresholdby Leyla Dakhli

Arrests, torture, massacres: the Assad clan has been martyring the Syrian people for fifty years. A large-scale collective book provides all the evidence of the violence that in Europe we pretend not to see.

Crime against the environment. About: Gregory Salle, What is environmental crime?Thresholdby Sarah Vanuxem

Does the law do enough to protect the environment?? Grgory Salle looks at the notion of environmental crime to show that the provisions of the law remain limited by a social vision favorable to the technical and capitalist exploitation of nature.