Jacques Attali

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The Sea of all the battles.


Everyone remembers this expression, “the mother of all battles.” Saddam Hussein used it in January 1991, at the beginning of the first conflict against the West. It was also repeated in April 2003 when the second Gulf War began. Though…

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A few heterodox economic thoughts


There are too many concepts that appear to be unavoidable and insurmountable on the surface. As a result, these concepts are rarely questioned, except by some heterodox economists who are either dismayed or heretical; often talented and other times acting…

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Anti-everything and anything.


Nothing is more dangerous than confusing different concepts, and particularly those concepts that aim at showing what we are opposed to. Such confusion is generally a precursor for disorder and acts of violence. And today, we are often anti-everything and…

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Can art do anything against violence?

Art et Culture

The theory is likely to support the teaching that art softens proprieties. In principle, art represents civilization, beauty, serenity and benevolence. Moreover, in principle, nothing is more soothing than frequenting masterpieces of art. Furthermore, societies that reject art are particularly…

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Ultimate altruism: what about us?


There has not been a civilization, cosmogony, mythology, religion, monotheist or not, that is not based, in one way or another, on a story of sacrifice. This sacrifice is often related to either the life of the main hero, his…

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How to become popular, without much effort

Geopolitics, Society

The Russian elections, similar to what occurred in the United States, China, Great Britain and elsewhere, show that the oldest political strategy recipes are still the most effective: In order to have the best chances to gain the support of…

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Should the Mona Lisa be moved?

Art et Culture, Society

The recent suggestion to send the Mona Lisa to the Louvre-Lens Museum for a temporary exhibition poses a fascinating question. For some, the great masterpieces of art, including this iconic work, must be moved to a location where there is…

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When anger becomes rage.


Every day, every minute, everywhere in the world, the media and social networks bring forth new evidence of rising anger; and often for justifiable reasons: misery of the most vulnerable; frustration of the youth; hopelessness of the unemployed; suffering of…