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Old age is not a shipwreck, it is an unveiling

Society

Old age is too often presented as a time when people are no longer themselves and sink into delusions that are best despised. Thus, when De Gaulle speaks, in the first volume of his War Memoirs, of Pétain’s “shipwreck” (“Old…

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Ending the praise of authoritarian regimes.

Geopolitics

For years it had become fashionable in the main circles of influence in democratic countries, both intellectual and business, to praise authoritarian regimes. The former applauded the long-term vision of their leaders; the latter praised their economic efficiency and commercial…

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Enigmas of the universe, answers of humans.

Society

Allow me, for once, to distance myself from current events, at least in appearance. Every day brings us new, shocking descriptions of what the universe is like at a few distances from us. In particular, every day the James Webb…

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Fighting terrorism, understanding subversion

Society

If we could stop using words indiscriminately, democracy would be much better off. Thus, terrorism should be defined as the attempt to influence the course of events, outside a state of war, by the exercise of violence against civilians, known…

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The time to live

Society

The debate on pensions is off to a bad start. Because we are focusing on the wrong questions and on outdated issues. Ever since pension systems were created (probably first for soldiers in the Roman army), a great many means…

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Should we end the European Union?

Geopolitics

In the current circumstances, as a European summit meets in Prague, many people would like to see an end to the European Union: Vladimir Putin’s Russia, first of all, for whom the Union is a counter-model and a hope for…

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