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Geopolitics, Like Nature, Abhors a Vacuum

Geopolitics

I do not believe that it is possible to find, in the history of mankind, a time when humanity as a whole has had the spectacle of the simultaneous fragility of the two most powerful and antagonistic systems of government…

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To make the most of a disaster foretold.

Geopolitics

The current pandemic is no surprise; it has long been known to be possible. And many books have long predicted that such a catastrophe is imminent. In particular, it was known that China was not taking the necessary precautions after…

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A Break, Please!

Society

Words have always killed. Either by the harm that insult and defamation can inflict. Or by the incitement to physical violence it can cause. Some people who had been insulted or harassed at work or in private have taken their…

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Never Forget, To Think About the Future

Society

Three quarters of a century ago, a genocide took place in Europe. This genocide, in other words, the explicit decision to destroy a people, was aimed at the Jews. Before them, there was the genocide of the Native Americans by…

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What Freedoms Today will become Crimes Tomorrow?

Prospective

For centuries, the main concern of women and men has been to conquer new freedoms in either the formal or real senses. It is how, through struggles, democracies and human rights were created—though in far too few places in the…

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Fragile Democracies

Prospective, Society

One has to be really blind to not see that increasingly darker clouds are forming in the skies over democracies. And that the 2020 decade could become the decade of universal collapse of these democracies. There is not a single…

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The Living And The Artificial

Prospective, Society

A priori, nothing makes more sense than the point retirement system proposed by the French government, and taken up, among other sources, from the proposals of the commission I chaired twelve years ago: it aims to take note of the…

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Writing your life as a work of art

Art and Culture

One of the most common and beneficial exercises that many people do at the end of each year is to write a wish list for the following year. And to check the validity of the list of previous year. For…

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