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For a positive Europe

From L'Express | Published in Geopolitics - 14 April 2014

The European election campaign did not get off to a rousing start. And it will not get off...

A Global Middle Ages

From L'Express | Published in Sociology - 7 April 2014

Braving ridicule from the so-called Parisian intellectuals, I have never made any secret of my passion for some American series...

You are on your own!

From L'Express | Published in Sociology - 31 March 2014

One would think that, on this day of Government reshuffle, too long heralded and overdue, I would explain, once again, what I expect from a possible new government...

Have they all gone crazy?

From L'Express | Published in Geopolitics - 23 March 2014

Sometimes, I ask myself whether it is possible to be right though it means dismissing everybody else's opinion. Or whether one must surrender to the idea that unanimity must prevail. However, in the light of what is happening at the moment in Ukraine, I feel reinforced in my initial intuition, expressed here: it is crazy, for the West, to turn the Crimean problem into an opportunity for confrontation with Russia...

The need for heroism

From L'Express | Published in Sociology - 17 March 2014

If there is a rare quality and needed more than ever in politics, it is heroism, extreme form of sacrifice of self-interest and personal gain, in the service to others. Absolute sign of altruism...

One million candidates

From L'Express | Published in Geopolitics - 10 March 2014

Nearly a million French men and women (nearly one out of every fifty adults) will be standing in the upcoming municipal elections. And they include, for the first time, women and men in almost equal numbers. This number is huge and warrants further attention. It is a treasure which must be protected...