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India or “the Lost Paradise”

Art and Culture, Geopolitics

India, (for which I have a constantly renewed fascination, nurtured by deep friendships and frequent visits over the decades), will indeed be subject of discussion in France over the next few days. In fact, the fascination for Indias’s growth has…

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Sound the alarmFeatured


I have been called the “bearer of bad news” far too often for me not to be on my guard about risks and opportunities. That being said, I am convinced that opportunities can only be seized once risks have been…

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In praise of mathematics


In these troubled times, when countless clouds are gathering over our heads, heralding destructive storms, it is urgent to praise mathematics, that difficult science, the most abstract of all, the furthest removed from the realities of the world. This science…

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The four Titanic


The metaphor is so obvious that we hesitate to use it: watching a small tourist submarine, ironically named “Titan”, wander into the vicinity of the wreck of the Titanic, on an obscene observation trip, as if hoping to catch a…

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Artificial intelligence, what’s next?


It’s quite classic, and common to all eras, to think that what’s happening to us is unique and that nothing so important has ever happened to anyone else; and in a way, it is true, because this is the only…

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Art and Culture

It’s time to get used to it: as expected, after music, cinema is being swept away by a whole new way of accessing images: subscription, at home and on the move. And, as with music, after the distribution of cinema…

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Thinking really big


Everyone knows and everyone says that the challenges and threats we face are global and enormous. And the answers? They stammer. Timid. Local. Helpful. Necessary. Encouraging. But not up to the challenge. In the past, humanity has thought big. And,…

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Nothing is more realistic than utopia


Utopia is not impossible. It is even the only realistic path left to us. In fact, we must reject the permanent, haunting discourse, which is posed as an indisputable fact, which opposes production and climate, abundance and social justice, economic…