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The media, Marine Le Pen’s objective allies?

Geopolitics

The media in all democratic nations need to accept a reality that is hard to say, and yet consciously or unconsciously, they experience this phenomenon on a day-to-day basis: in all democracies, the media, and specially the most respectable and…

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Cease fire!

Society

In total confidentiality, a critical bill is in the process of becoming law, with the agreement of the political Left and Right; an extraordinarily dangerous bill, which amends police shooting legislation in France. This way of proceeding was particularly untimely,…

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Single currency, common currency or counterfeit currency

Finance

There is a pretty Eastern proverb which runs: “Follow the liar to the gate of his house.” This sensible recommendation is very useful both in private life and in public life. For instance, proposals from France’s far-right National Front (FN),…

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Geopolitics of retaliation

Geopolitics

The Anglo-Saxons have, among other shortcomings, bequeathed by former times when they were all-powerful, the delusion of believing in their impunity. Whatever they do, it would never occur to them to think that others could use the same weapons; they…

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Angry People

Society

Last Saturday, in one of the most influential and famous television programs in the United States, the Saturday Night Live, with an average audience of 7 million viewers weekly for the past 43 years on NBC, and which has for…

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Winter Incidents

Geopolitics

North America, like Europe and part of Asia, are again plunged into a harsh winter. That should be a reminder that, if the drought is what we fear the most, global warming does not mean the end of winter, but…

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Are great speeches always on January 17?

Geopolitics

History is never fair and does not always reward good people. It is always efficient and always punishes the weak. That is the lesson that could be drawn with regard to the ending terms of office of two Presidents, in…

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No, you do not have a monopoly on the people!

Society

French political history remembers the scathing reply of Valery Giscard d’Estaing to François Mitterrand during the Presidential debate in 1974: « You do not have a monopoly on heart. » As controversial as this pun might be, it played a…

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For an apology of the elites

Society

At the end of this year, I would like to express my anger. A justified reaction in light of the manifold ills that plague our world: The billion people who go to bed hungry every night; the two billion people…

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