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The illusion of time

Society

There is no theme that has been more studied and scrutinised than that of time. And the greatest thinkers, philosophical, religious and scientific, in all civilizations, have struggled to understand what this concept could be, whose reality is intuitively obvious,…

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Stop violence against future generations.

Society

It has recently become clear that we are harming future generations. By our inaction on the climate, by our destruction of nature, by our neglect of health and education; and more generally because we spend more money on the consumption…

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Take elections seriously.

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Listen to this article :   When in France will the legislative elections be taken seriously? When in France will people be more interested in the programmes of the candidates than in their posturing and ranting? When will the parties…

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Global education on the brink of collapse

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Two seemingly unrelated events should serve as a wake-up call to the dangers facing education systems around the world. First, in France, it has become so difficult to find and keep teachers that they are now recruited by interview. Already…

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The fatal denial of reality

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It is clear to everyone that we refuse to face up to many essential realities: Collectively, we deny the reality of global warming, the collapse of biodiversity, the threat of nuclear conflict, water scarcity, deadly air pollution, rampant inflation and…

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Twitter, what’s next?

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Listen to this article :   Much has already been said about Elon Musk’s purchase of Twitter; much has been admired or decried that it is possible for a single man to spend over $40 billion to buy a company,…

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Arrogance and excellence

Prospective, Society

Listen to this article :   What will be left of tonight’s debate in five years? How will it have guided the French in their choices? In what way will it have spoken about the essential issues that the next…

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Why and for whom to vote?

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Listen to this article :   On the eve of a major election, nothing is more important than to avoid being influenced by moodiness or last-minute incidents. What matters most is not whether a candidate is likeable or arrogant, but…

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