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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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How to prepare and make the most of 2017

Geopolitics

Faced with an avalanche of surprises, good and bad, that has swept humanity over the last year, there might be a temptation to give up predicting anything for the coming year. 2017 would be, even more so than 2016, beyond…

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Our world is liquid, too liquid

Geopolitics

A very great thinker, often forgotten and of whom we will no doubt hear about only on the occasion of his death, Zygmunt Bauman (a war hero in the Red Army war, who later became a communist philosopher in Warsaw,…

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In the mean time…

Geopolitics

While the French had their eyes fixed on the vote counts of one-tenth of them, the equivalent of a regional by-election, for the nomination of one of the fifteen candidates running against one another next April for the election of…

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