Bienvenue Dans Le Pire Des Mondes

Autor: Le Comité ORWELL
Publisher: Plon
ISBN: 2259252613
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Jour après jour, le monde s'installe dans une société totalitaire de moins en moins démocratique et le champ de nos libertés individuelles se rétrécit sérieusement. Exemples à l'appui, le Comité Orwell a choisi de dénoncer les dérives de nos sociétés. Parce qu'il y a peu de chances qu'un candidat à la présidentielle de 2017 se saisisse de ces sujets, alors qu'ils sont les seuls qui vaillent, les seuls qui déterminent la capacité à agir – ou la totale impuissance – du futur Président. A Pékin, Moscou, Ankara ou Ryad, des oligarchies confisquent le pouvoir au nom du parti communiste, de la Sainte Russie, d'Allah. Cela, c'est l'image que la très grande majorité des médias occidentaux diffuse pour éviter de devoir balayer devant leurs portes. Car le même phénomène est à l'œuvre en Occident, dans ce que l'on appelle encore les démocraties occidentales. George Orwell, imprégné des horreurs du nazisme et des dérives du communisme, avait dépeint, dans 1984, ce que pouvait devenir notre quotidien dans un monde régi par un totalitarisme absolu. A contrario, le seul rempart contre de telles dérives reposait sur l'idéal démocratique et ses quelques libertés fondamentales. Or, insensiblement, nos sociétés que l'on croyait démocratiques le sont de moins en moins. Nous basculons dans un totalitarisme mou. Quel est ce système ? C'est celui où, grâce à la technologie et au contrôle des flux financiers et commerciaux, quelques dizaines de multinationales, la plupart américaines, entendent organiser, orienter, régenter notre vie quotidienne. Pour le meilleur et pour le pire. Le meilleur ? C'est effectivement ce que nous ont apporté ces nouvelles technologies : smartphone, Internet, nano technologies, progrès de la médecine... Le pire ? C'est le nivellement par le bas, la société du tweet, la surveillance, la captation de notre argent, la normalisation de nos goûts, l'uniformisation de nos besoins. Le pire, c'est aussi que cette dérive se fait souvent avec le consentement de ceux qui en sont victimes... sans s'en rendre compte. Le champ de nos libertés individuelles se rétrécit sérieusement et un jour, peut-être pas si lointain, nos fiches détaillées nourries des milliers de données récupérées par les multinationales, seront mises au service d'un système totalitaire de moins en moins soft.


Autor: Susan Ee
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781444778519
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The official print edition of the internet phenomenon. Already over 8,000 five star different reader reviews. (And counting.) It's been six weeks since the angels of the apocalypse destroyed the world as we know it. Only pockets of humanity remain. Savage street gangs rule the day while fear and superstition rule the night. When angels fly away with a helpless girl, her seventeen-year-old sister Penryn will do anything to get her back...

Everything Everything

Autor: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Delacorte Press
ISBN: 0553496662
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The instant #1 New York Times bestseller--now a major motion picture starring Amandla Stenberg as Maddy and Nick Robinson as Olly. Risk everything . . . for love. What if you couldn’t touch anything in the outside world? Never breathe in the fresh air, feel the sun warm your face . . . or kiss the boy next door? In Everything, Everything, Maddy is a girl who’s literally allergic to the outside world, and Olly is the boy who moves in next door . . . and becomes the greatest risk she’s ever taken. My disease is as rare as it is famous. Basically, I’m allergic to the world. I don’t leave my house, have not left my house in seventeen years. The only people I ever see are my mom and my nurse, Carla. But then one day, a moving truck arrives next door. I look out my window, and I see him. He's tall, lean and wearing all black—black T-shirt, black jeans, black sneakers, and a black knit cap that covers his hair completely. He catches me looking and stares at me. I stare right back. His name is Olly. Maybe we can’t predict the future, but we can predict some things. For example, I am certainly going to fall in love with Olly. It’s almost certainly going to be a disaster. Everything, Everything will make you laugh, cry, and feel everything in between. It's an innovative, inspiring, and heartbreakingly romantic debut novel that unfolds via vignettes, diary entries, illustrations, and more. The movie is available on digital now! everythingeverythingfilm on Instagram @everythingfilm on Twitter @everythingeverythingmovie on Facebook And don’t miss Nicola Yoon's The Sun Is Also A Star, the #1 New York Times bestseller in which two teens are brought together just when it seems like the universe is sending them in opposite directions.

Positively 4th Street

Autor: David Hajdu
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9780747558262
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In the 1960s, folk music was being crossed with rock 'n' roll to form a throughtful, literate, new musical style. This title relates just how folk became rock by looking at four young beatniks and their rise to fame: Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, her sister Mimi and Mimi's husband, Richard Farina.

French Inside Out

Autor: Henriette Walter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134902050
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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Ex Captivitate Salus

Autor: Carl Schmitt
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1509511652
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When Germany was defeated in 1945, both the Russians and the Americans undertook mass internments in the territories they occupied. The Americans called their approach “automatic arrest.” Carl Schmitt, although not belonging in the circles subject to automatic arrest, was held in one of these camps in the years 1945–6 and then, in March 1947, in the prison of the international tribunal in Nuremberg, as witness and “possible defendant.” A formal charge was never brought against him. Schmitt’s way of coping throughout the years of isolation was to write this book. In Ex Captivitate Salus, or Deliverance from Captivity, Schmitt considers a range of issues relating to history and political theory as well as recent events, including the Nazi defeat and the newly emerging Cold War. Schmitt often urged his readers to view the book as though ​it were a series of letters personally directed to each one of them. Hence there is a decidedly personal dimension to the text, as Schmitt expresses his thoughts on his own career trajectory with some pathos, while at the same time emphasising that “this is not romantic or heroic prison literature.” This reflective work sheds new light on Schmitt’s thought and personal situation at the beginning of a period of exile from public life that only ended with his death in 1985. It will be of great value to the many students and scholars in political theory and law who continue to study and appreciate this seminal theorist of the twentieth century.

Half Blood A Covenant Novel

Autor: Jennifer L. Armentrout
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
ISBN: 9781444797992
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HALF-BLOOD is the unputdownable first book in the acclaimed Covenant series from #1 New York Times bestselling Jennifer L. Armentrout. This special paperback edition also includes the prequel novella DAIMON. The Hematoi descend from the unions of gods and mortals, and the children of two Hematoi - pure-bloods - have godlike powers. Children of Hematoi and mortals - well, not so much. Half-bloods only have two options: become trained Sentinels who hunt and kill daimons or become servants in the homes of the pures. Seventeen-year-old Alexandria would rather risk her life fighting than waste it scrubbing toilets, but she may end up slumming it anyway. There are several rules that students at the Covenant must follow. Alex has problems with them all, but especially rule #1: Relationships between pures and halfs are forbidden. Unfortunately, she's crushing hard on the totally hot pure-blood Aiden. But falling for Aiden isn't her biggest problem - staying alive long enough to graduate the Covenant and become a Sentinel is. If she fails in her duty, she faces a future worse than death or slavery: being turned into a daimon, and being hunted by Aiden. And that would kind of suck.

City Of Ashes

Autor: Cassandra Clare
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416972242
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Clary continues trying to make sense of her swiftly changing life as she becomes further involved with the Shadowhunters and their pursuit of demons and discovers some terrifying truths about her parents and others close to her.


Autor: Dan Lyons
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 031630607X
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER "Disrupted by Dan Lyons is the best book about Silicon Valley today."---Los Angeles Times "Hysterical."---Kara Swisher, Recode "Wildly entertaining."---Ashlee Vance, New York Times-bestselling author of Elon Musk For twenty-five years Dan Lyons was a magazine writer at the top of his profession--until one Friday morning when he received a phone call: Poof. His job no longer existed. "I think they just want to hire younger people," his boss at Newsweek told him. Fifty years old and with a wife and two young kids, Dan was, in a word, screwed. Then an idea hit. Dan had long reported on Silicon Valley and the tech explosion. Why not join it? HubSpot, a Boston start-up, was flush with $100 million in venture capital. They offered Dan a pile of stock options for the vague role of "marketing fellow." What could go wrong? HubSpotters were true believers: They were making the world a better place ... by selling email spam. The office vibe was frat house meets cult compound: The party began at four thirty on Friday and lasted well into the night; "shower pods" became hook-up dens; a push-up club met at noon in the lobby, while nearby, in the "content factory," Nerf gun fights raged. Groups went on "walking meetings," and Dan's absentee boss sent cryptic emails about employees who had "graduated" (read: been fired). In the middle of all this was Dan, exactly twice the age of the average HubSpot employee, and literally old enough to be the father of most of his co-workers, sitting at his desk on his bouncy-ball "chair." Mixed in with Lyons's uproarious tale of his rise and fall at Hubspot is a trenchant analysis of the start-up world, a de facto conspiracy between those who start companies and those who fund them, a world where bad ideas are rewarded with hefty investments, where companies blow money lavishing perks on their post-collegiate workforces, and where everybody is trying to hang on just long enough to reach an IPO and cash out. With a cast of characters that includes devilish angel investors, fad-chasing venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and "wantrapreneurs," bloggers and brogrammers, social climbers and sociopaths, Disrupted is a gripping and definitive account of life in the (second) tech bubble.

Never Again

Autor: Michele Bardsley
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110147744X
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Welcome to Nevermore, Texas, population 503, where witches and wizards live side by side with humans, and where witch Lucy Rackmore is in trouble. Ever since her former lover snuffed out her magical abilities, everyone in town is looking to settle a score with her family. And Lucy's only hope for survival may be her ex-brother-in-law-whom her sister betrayed and nearly killed.