His “Against elections” (Actes Sud, 2014) was translated into fifteen languages. A worldwide success and background for this manifesto advocating deliberative democracy by the random draw of citizens, as, already, among the Greeks. An archaeologist by training, a specialist in the prehistory David Van Reybrouck is also the author of a book phenomenon, “Congo, a history” (published in 2010 in the netherlands), which revealed his great talent to connect literature, history and journalism. More than 600 pages to tell four-twenty-ten-thousand-year history of this huge country, a former colony bel…

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