Eric Hazan, the famed French historian and publisher whose book Le Tumulte de Paris, a wander through the streets of this city that he both adores and abhors, was published earlier this year in French, welcomes us to his home in Belleville.
This open letter, signed among others by Virginie Despentes, Adèle Haenel, Annie Ernaux, Jean-François Bayart and Alexis Jenni, deplores the fact that the link between Western military interventions and terrorist attacks is never questioned.
Since 1998 the editor Eric Hazan has published radical-left political works including masterstrokes like the Invisible Committee’s The Coming Insurrection and controversial titles like Houria Bouteldja’s Les Blancs, les Juifs et nous. In his two decades running La Fabrique, he has maintained an undimmed ambition for editorial independence, and his subversive power.
Written upon the initiative of Media Palestine, this collective piece was produced in reaction to Emmanuel Macron’s commemoration of the Vel d’Hiv round-up and first published in Mediapart. The authors denounce the position taken by the French president: "Macron is here following in the footsteps of all those who want to criminalise the struggles fighting for justice in Palestine and for Palestinians’ rights."