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and cooperation. Nowhere can these goals be better demonstrated than through the quality of living conditions in our settlements…We are committed to a political, economic, environmental, ethical and spiritual vision of human settlements based on the principles of equality, solidarity, partnership, human dignity, respect and cooperation…We believe that attaining these goals will promote a more stable and equitable world that is free from injustice and conflict and will contribute to a just, comprehensive and lasting peace.” Thus proclaimed the representatives

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the volume consists of asking to fifteen sociologists to express their thoughts on the condition of democracy after the Paris terrorist attacks which took place in 2015. Despite the similarities with the title of the work of Polanyi, this agile and easy reading book shows its own specific identity, at time emotional, between catastrophism and voluntarism. As we read in the introduction, the inspiring idea is the decline of the Western society, strongly “regressed, leaving behind a series of life standards hardly gained and believed consolidated by now

result of a Bush government’s conspiracy, that vaccines are not necessary and can be very dangerous, that immigrants steal jobs from the natives and bring diseases, that foreign aid is a waste of money, etc.). The fact is that the less people are competent, the less likely is for them to realize that they are wrong. Having difficulty to realize the complexity of contemporary life, citizens have increasingly less realistic expectations of what their political and economic system is in a position to offer. They are thus easy prey to the crusades against any

“Metropolitans”). Speaking from the tribune of the National Assembly, on January 28th,1948, he said: “What matters for us is a “real” assimilation, i.e. identical quality 22 Comments of life and spending power” (EcPol 2, p. 145). The following year, in an article of Justice, the communist newspaper of Martinique, he issued this “solemn warning” to the French government: “If we are denied the social benefits [of the French“Metropole”], the people of Martinique will be forced to choose another direction for their aspirations”(p. 198). Reality was different

science, was a pacifist. But not a detached and naïve pacifist, as somebody has described him. Rather, a militant pacifist, personally engaged and endowed with a great and secular capacity of interpreting his time and of fighting - yes, fighting - for building a desirable future. It is worth reflecting further about this scientist who dedicated at least half of his public life to pacifist militancy. For two reasons: his extraordinary, topical relevance, and its extraordinary influence on the political history of the 20 th century. The story of the pacifist