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In praise of solitude: being your own.


Listen to this article :    In a groundbreaking book published in 1929 (“A Room of One’s Own“), the British writer Virginia Woolf showed that what had most hindered the development of women’s literature in Britain was the fact that…

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Prospective, Society

Listen to this article :   A recent successful film (Don’t Look up) tells what would happen if American political leaders were confronted with the imminent threat of a meteorite that could destroy the planet. Having worked on this subject…

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Coronavirus, Society

I was once told (but I cannot swear to the authenticity of the anecdote) that, in the late 1930s, in certain circles of the French bourgeoisie, on the invitation cards for a lunch, a party, or an exhibition opening, the…

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The Ballroom

Prospective, Society

Listen to this article :   Imagine a beautiful ballroom where very happy people, boys and girls, are having fun, dancing and eating at a magnificent buffet; the music is very lively; everyone is imagining plans for the end of…

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The infernal spiral


Listen to this article : The proposals of certain right-wing primary candidates, and those of the far-right candidates, on immigration are increasingly dangerous for democracy. By proposing, in a mad bidding war, to withdraw from certain foreigners, if not all,…

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The temptation of slander


Listen to this article :   Among the thousand reasons that can lead to the collapse of a couple, a family, a company, a football team, an association, a political party, a city, a country, or any other form of…

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What is not taught

Prospective, Society

Listen to this article :   For a very long time (in fact, for millennia) education was limited to training the youngest to take over the jobs of their parents (and especially their fathers, since this mainly concerned boys). The…

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Above all, do not ask for the programme!


Listen to this article :   For thirty years, if you want to win an election in France, don’t have any programme! If you have the misfortune to publish one, people would at best talk about it for three days…