L imam l v que et le rabbin
Trois figures religieuses, trois points de vue, une même volonté : œuvrer pour la paix et le respect mutuel. Michel Dubost, Khalil Merroun et Michel Serfaty explorent ce qui divise et unit aujourd’hui chrétiens, juifs et musulmans. Quelles sont leurs positions sur le voile, la laïcité, la liberté d’expression, ou le religieux à l’école ? Sont-ils Charlie ? Pourquoi tue-t-on au nom de Dieu ? Comment répondre aux phénomènes récents de radicalisation, au traumatisme du 13 novembre 2015 ? Peut-on affirmer son identité sans renier l’autre ? Un dialogue limpide, passionnant, qui questionne avec acuité la place des religions dans notre société. Entretiens menés par Florence Méréo.
British politician Daniel Hannan's Inventing Freedom is an ambitious account of the historical origin and spread of the principles that have made America great, and their role in creating a sphere of economic and political liberty that is as crucial as it is imperiled. According to Hannan, the ideas and institutions we consider essential to maintaining and preserving our freedoms—individual rights, private property, the rule of law, and the institutions of representative government—are the legacy of a very specific tradition that was born in England and that we Americans, along with other former British colonies, inherited. By the tenth century, England was a nation-state whose people were already starting to define themselves with reference to inherited common-law rights. The story of liberty is the story of how that model triumphed. How it was enshrined in a series of landmark victories—the Magna Carta, the English Civil War, the Glorious Revolution, the U.S. Constitution—and how it came to defeat every international rival. Today we see those ideas abandoned and scorned in the places where they once went unchallenged. Inventing Freedom is a chronicle of the success of Anglosphere exceptionalism. And it is offered at a time that may turn out to be the end of the age of political freedom.
In the past decade, from Brighton Beach to Moscow, Toronto to Hong Kong, the Russian mob has become the world's fastest-growing criminal superpower. Trafficking in prostitutes, heroin, and missiles, the mafiya poses an enormous threat to global stability and safety. Today, the mafiya controls over 80 percent of Russia's banks and has siphoned off billions of dollars in Western loans and aid, almost certainly derailing the chance for a stable democracy there. But that is just the beginning, for the mafiya is now in every corner of the United States and has infiltrated some of the banks and brokerage firms that handle your money. And American law enforcement is just waking up to this staggering problem. -- No journalist in the world knows more about the mafiya than Friedman, who has covered the Russian mob for Details, Vanity Fair, and New York. -- At great peril to himself, Friedman interviewed many of the top mobsters, who were stunningly candid about their activities. -- In their depravity, ruthlessness, and brutality, Russian gangsters make the traditional Mafia look like choirboys. Red Mafiya will appeal to anyone interested in the Mob.
Pedophiles and Priests
Arguing that the current epidemic of clergy sex abuse is not as widespread as the media suggests, a critical examination of this issue states that popular imagination fans the fire of scandal and theorizes about why the controversy has targeted Catholicism. UP.
The Cat who Blew the Whistle
Jim Qwilleran and his feline sleuths, Koko and Yum Yum, investigate the disappearance of a wealthy railroad buff--and alleged multimillion-dollar embezzler--a case that becomes complicated by red herrings, a tragic train wreck, and murder at a railroad tavern. Reprint. AB. PW.