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Are you on a mental vacation?


Among the traits that differentiate people, companies, peoples, nations, ideologies and eras, one of the most important is that which enables us to distinguish those who are constantly on the alert, watching for all the faint signals heralding conflicts, crises,…

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Democracy is threatened where justice is threatened


The theory has long established it: a democracy presupposes a rule of law, that is, the possibility for citizens to rely on the equal application of a democratically voted law to all citizens, regardless of their social status or circumstances….

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Choosing a success model


In every society, since the dawn of time, everyone has been given a model of success. By gender, by caste, by class, by state. In each society, the model of individual success dominates the shape of this society and the…

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Tobacco, a deadly drug


It is both ironic and tragic to note that, at a time when the production and consumption of recreational cannabis is being authorized (as in Germany), or is being considered for authorization (as in France), bans on the production and…

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Confronting the past to prepare for the future


Two very recent books, written by two great historians specialists of France during the Second World War (The Assassinated Republic of Michele Cointet and The Pétain trial of Julian Jackson), lead us to reflect on the future of this country,…

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In praise of sociability


Many criteria can be used to decide on a political action or a budgetary economy: its economic efficiency, its cost, its impact on employment, the environment, social justice, future generations. It is a criterion too often forgotten: its impact on…

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Race towards the wall, singing.


When, in a few years’ time, we look back on the attitude of the French ruling class in the early spring of 2024, we’ll hesitate to describe it as cowardly, or pusillanimous, or hypocritical, or oblivious, or useless, or even…

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The future of mankind


In many areas, Spain has been leading the way in recent years. In particular, advances in the field of morality have often come from Madrid. This was recently the case in the fight against sexual harassment and violence, and with…