Book review

Book reviews (non-fiction)

Left-wing America is on the wrong track

«American identity politicians have no strategy, and do not want one. All they want is to express themselves and progressively radicalise.»

Evil: The powerlessness of the spirit

The French-Tunisian philosopher Mehdi Belhaj Kacem wants to show us the path towards good by sharpening our insight into evil.

The sweat of labour

The book Move Fast and Break Things criticises Google, Facebook and Amazon sharply, but is at the same time partly romantic and crude.

The death of nature

By combining a sociological approach to the climate crisis with examples drawn from literature and film, interesting new horizons are revealed in this British publication.

The Muslim brotherhood and the West

In his latest book, Martyn Frampton argues that the Muslim Brotherhood is a contradictory establishment, but its contradictions are also part of its successes.

A time for everything and nothing

When our faith in grand narratives erodes as our lives become increasingly hectic, time itself loses its direction and meaning.

Life without thought

A past to present look at big tech’s influence over society and how we can fight their pervasive power.

A moral duty to tell

Israeli lawyer Michael Sfard presents a new take on human rights battles within the occupied Palestinian territories.

An unscrupulous empire about to fall

In his new book, Alfred W. McCoy collects his multiple analyses of the US as an empire, and describes how violence practiced in the periphery will accompany you all the way home.

Cash and corpses in Sarkozy’s wake

The French journalists Arfi and Laske investigate the real reasons behind the bombing of Libya in 2011.
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