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Health First


In France, as in countless other countries, the healthcare system is faltering. Hospitals are overwhelmed, staff harassed, and patients worried. On a global scale, widening health inequalities continue to increase between those who have access to the best treatment and…

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Toward a Micro-Balkanization of the World

Art and Culture

During the middle of the 15th century, a period marked by the belief that a new technology from Asia (movable-type printing press) would help strengthen the two dominant powers of the time (the Catholic Church and the Germanic Roman Empire),…

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In Praise of the Intimate Arts

Art and Culture, Art et Culture

Since many centuries ago, we have assumed, even in societies where there is nothing that prevents anyone from trying their luck, that few people have the necessary talent to be artists. And that others must be content, if they have…

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Must We Defend the European Way of Life?

Geopolitics, Society

The controversy that stemmed from the job title of European Commissioner in charge of, among other things, immigration (“in charge of protecting the European way of life”) deserves to be scrutinized; but perhaps not for the reasons we believe. Many…

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In Praise of Lucidity


Following the 2008 crisis, there was a wise decision, in hindsight, by regulators that forced most western banks to check whether they had the means to be resilient if faced with another crisis. It led many of these banks to…

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Give It Back!

Art et Culture

The government of Greece has recently asked France to borrow the piece of the Parthenon frieze that France possesses, on the occasion of the bicentenary celebrations of Greece’s independence, which will take place in 2021. (1) France will undoubtedly accept…

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On a Powder Keg, Once Again

Geopolitics, Positive Economy, Society

The terrifying accident at the Russian weapons and ammunition warehouse in Achinsk, Russia, not far from Krasnoyarsk, is a grating metaphor of what is happening around the world. And, it is still perfectly avoidable: the accumulation of ammunition and weapons,…

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Should we let those who try to leave hell die?

Geopolitics, Society

In the midst of countless signs of deteriorating international cooperation, and a cold and proud resurgence of selfishness, particularly toward future generations, we can only welcome the initiative taken by France to find a solution to the tragedy of migrants…