2050, Paris n'est plus qu'un torrent de violences, le terrain de jeu de fanatiques déchus. L'air n'est plus respirable. Les hologrammes ont remplacé les hommes. Le travail n'est plus que le privilège de quelques-uns. Sous l'hégémonie de Dame Consommation, il est devenu interdit de fabriquer et réparer.
Ce livre est un signal d'alerte. Il est futuriste sans être fantaisiste. Un livre terrifiant de vérités aux premières pages et saisissant d'espoir aux dernières. Un très beau roman d'anticipation, empli d'humanité. Un bel appel au vivre ensemble et au retour à l'autosuffisance.
On the hardback bestseller list for more than six months, The State We're In is the most explosive analysis of British society to have been published for over thirty years. It is now updated for the paperback edition.
Will Hutton is the editor of the Observer. A former stockbroker, he spent ten years with the BBC and from 1983 to 1988 was economics correspondent for BBC 2's Newsnight. He was economics editor of the Guardian from 1990 and became assistant editor in 1995. He was nominated Political Journalist of the Year by Granada Television's What the Papers Say for his coverage of the 1992 ERM crisis. His book on Keynesian economics, The Revolution That Never Was, was published in 1986, and the bestselling The State We're In in 1995. He is a member of the governing council of the Policy Studies Institute, the Political Economy Research Centre and is a governor of the London School of Economics. He is a visiting fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford, and is on the editorial board of New Economy. In 1995 he became Chair of the Employment Policy Institute. Will Hutton is married with three children.