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Benoît Heilbrunn, richard Sennett —

Thank you very much for accepting this invitation. The IFM research and publishing department will release in November the issue n°18 of Research Report about “Neo-craftsmanship”. And as you know, your book, The Craftsman has been extremely successful in France. We understand that your book The Craftsman is not an isolated book in your publications since it comes after books on respect (Respect in a World of Inequality), on work (The Corrosion of Character. The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism), and on your reflection about the evolution of capitalism (The Culture of the New Capitalism). It is a trilogy, so my first question is how do you relate this work on craftsman to previous works you did and to these two volumes?

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