Un mauvais flic
Author: Marc La Mola
Publisher: Editions Michalon
En interpellant publiquement Manuel Valls, Marc La Mola a choisi les mots, plus forts que n'importe quelle arme de service, pour dénoncer l'état de déliquescence de la police nationale, pilier de notre démocratie. Politique du chiffre, prime au mérite, syndicats corrompus, locaux insalubres, manque d'effectifs...Un document choc, qui nous entraîne dans les arcanes d'une institution moribonde.
Le grand abandon
Author: Yves Mamou
L’islam, mais aussi l’islamisme, progressent en France. En dépit des dénégations, la multiplication du nombre de mosquées, de femmes voilées ou de commerces halal modifient à grande allure les paysages urbains. L’immigration musulmane augmente tandis que le terrorisme islamiste meurtrit trop souvent le pays. Mais la justice pourchasse comme raciste la moindre déclaration « islamophobe ». Les troubles sécuritaires incessants sont présentés par les médias comme sans rapport avec la « diversité », les politiques ne parlent que de « vivre ensemble », les experts présentent l’immigration comme un bienfait mais l’école publique peine à distribuer les fondamentaux à une jeunesse de plus en plus multiculturelle. En journaliste, Yves Mamou s’est posé la question de savoir pourquoi notre société résistait finalement aussi peu à ces changements si profonds. Une question qui, au terme d’une compilation acharnée de milliers de déclarations sur plus de trente ans et d’un suivi méticuleux de l’actualité en a fait surgir une autre : et si ces transformations étaient voulues ? Les éléments rassemblés dans ce livre montrent comment les élites politiques, judiciaires, économiques, médiatiques et intellectuelles, gênées par le vieux cadre national, ont délibérément entrepris de transformer le pays en un territoire de « libre circulation », et qu’elles sont prêtes pour cela à brimer sans scrupules la culture et les identités de la nation
Author: Michel Houellebecq
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
A controversial, intelligent, and mordantly funny new novel from France's most famous literary figure Paris, 2022. François is bored. He's a middle-aged lecturer at the Sorbonne and an expert on J. K. Huysmans, the famous nineteenth-century "decadent" author. But François's own decadence is considerably smaller in scale. He sleeps with his students, eats microwave dinners, reads the classics, queues up YouPorn. Meanwhile, it's election season. And although Francois feels "about as politicized as a hand towel," things are getting pretty interesting. In an alliance with the socialists, France's new Islamic party sweeps to power. Islamic law comes into force. Women are veiled, polygamy is encouraged, and Francois is offered an irresistible academic advancement--on condition that he convert to Islam. Adam Gopnik in The New Yorker has said of this novel that "Houellebecq is not merely a satirist but--more unusually--a sincere satirist, genuinely saddened by the absurdities of history and the madnesses of mankind." Michel Houellebecq's Submission may be satirical and melancholic, but it is also hilarious; a comic masterpiece by one of France's great novelists.
The Suicide Shop
Author: Jean Teulé
Publisher: Gallic Books
Has your life been a failure? Let's make your death a success.
Author: Harry Mitchell
Publisher: The Radcliffe Press
In this vivid memoir, Harry Mitchell gives a vivid account of the British Colonial administration in Sierra Leone in the twilight of empire. Covering such topics as civil war, United Nations occupation, and British control of the diamond trade, Mitchell covers a comprehensive recent history of a country in chaos. Mitchell fears the fate of Sierra Leone as an independent nation despite the stability and calm and independence.
Author: Nicolas HÃ©nin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
When you keep repeating that the worst is about to happen, it finally does. The threat of terrorism has caught up with us. By invading Iraq in 2003 and not intervening in Syria since 2011, we have helped fuel radicalization. And we continue to fuel it, by making diplomatic compromises with dictators, by refusing to heed the suffering of populations, and by failing to invent counter-speech. What is the responsibility of our societies in the creation of these new jihadists? How are they molded? How have we played the Islamic State's game and spread its propaganda, allowing it to invade our neighborhoods and enlist more and more recruits ready to fight for a distorted fantasy of Islam? Nicolas HÃ©nin presents the case against the West, showing how its mistakes and inaction have contributed to the disaster. He also advances possible strategies to repair what can still be repaired.
Author: K. V. Frolov, Igorʹ Fomich Goncharevich
Publisher: CRC Pr I Llc
The Politics of the Veil
Author: Joan Wallach Scott
Publisher: Princeton University Press
In 2004, the French government instituted a ban on the wearing of "conspicuous signs" of religious affiliation in public schools. Though the ban applies to everyone, it is aimed at Muslim girls wearing headscarves. Proponents of the law insist it upholds France's values of secular liberalism and regard the headscarf as symbolic of Islam's resistance to modernity. The Politics of the Veil is an explosive refutation of this view, one that bears important implications for us all. Joan Wallach Scott, the renowned pioneer of gender studies, argues that the law is symptomatic of France's failure to integrate its former colonial subjects as full citizens. She examines the long history of racism behind the law as well as the ideological barriers thrown up against Muslim assimilation. She emphasizes the conflicting approaches to sexuality that lie at the heart of the debate--how French supporters of the ban view sexual openness as the standard for normalcy, emancipation, and individuality, and the sexual modesty implicit in the headscarf as proof that Muslims can never become fully French. Scott maintains that the law, far from reconciling religious and ethnic differences, only exacerbates them. She shows how the insistence on homogeneity is no longer feasible for France--or the West in general--and how it creates the very "clash of civilizations" said to be at the root of these tensions. The Politics of the Veil calls for a new vision of community where common ground is found amid our differences, and where the embracing of diversity--not its suppression--is recognized as the best path to social harmony.
The first serious investigation of criminal offending by members of the British armed forces both during and immediately after the two world wars of the twentieth century.
A Man Without Breath
Author: Philip Kerr
Bernie Gunther enters a dangerous battleground when he investigates crimes on the Eastern Front at the height of World War 2 in this gripping historical mystery from New York Times bestselling author Philip Kerr. Berlin, 1943. A month has passed since Stalingrad. Though Hitler insists Germany is winning the war, morale is low and commanders on the ground know better. Then Berlin learns of a Red massacre of Polish troops near Smolensk, Russia. In a rare instance of agreement, both the Wehrmacht and Propaganda Minister Goebbels want irrefutable evidence of this Russian atrocity. And so Bernie Gunther is dispatched. In Smolensk, Bernie finds an enclave of Prussian aristocrats who look down at the wise-cracking, rough-edged Berlin bull. But Bernie doesn’t care about fitting in. He only wants to uncover the identity of a savage killer—before becoming a victim himself.
A new novel by the author of Whatever follows the lives and fortunes of Bruno and Marcel, born to a bohemian mother during the 1960s, who are brought up separately and pursue their own individual paths--as Bruno battles madness and sexual obsession and Michel, a molecular biologist, comes up with a unique way to express his disgust with the violence of humankind. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
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Sam Beauclair's life has hit the skids. He's late with his second novel, his marriage is on the rocks, and the bank is foreclosing on the apartment. In desperation, he flees to Melvile, a small country town where he once spent idyllic vacations with his novelist father. There he finds work as a handyman, and when a pair of siblings befriend him, he slowly begins to come out of his shell. But is it a fresh start, or just willful denial of reality? Will Sam's past and mistakes catch up with him, and will he ever escape his father's shadow?
Compelling analysis of how capitalism has given birth to the new body.In this startling new work, Hervé Juvin argues that the demographic transformation of the West, with the spectacular extension of life expectancy over the twentieth century, has given birth to a new body--a machine for pleasure that is an end to itself, conquering need, suffering and time; overcoming also the world of nature, which was once destiny. In the rich part of the world, an "industry of life" has sprung up promoting plastic surgery, sex-free reproduction, fitness crazes and dietetics and tending towards both eugenics and euthanasia whilst it dreams of immortality just around the corner. As generational ties snap, young people increasingly inhabit a virtual universe of digitization, erasing the boundaries between the real and the simulacrum, and money dethrones all traditional values, leaving only ersatz versions of belief in religion and nature. Juvin's central message is a sinister paradox: what communism set out to do, and disastrously failed to achieve, capitalism is in the process of realizing--and democracy will offer no protection. The wildest of all the utopian dreams of revolutions gone by is now taking shape, before our eyes, for the discredited messianic conception of a transfiguration of humanity is at length coming to pass. The economy of free enterprise has succeeded in delivering what the various socialisms promised and what they pursued with all the means at the disposal of a virtually unlimited power: it has given birth to the new human.