“Readers’ words” – Nuclear power, a matter of belief?

EIn fact, this nuclear energy story seems mostly a matter of belief. After all, some humans believe that they have been invited to earth to manage the planet, others believe that the earth is flat, still others that after death they will find an ideal garden, some even believe that accumulating objects and multiplying security … Read more

asylum in question for Paris and London

In Calais, on the evening of November 24, 2021, after the death of migrants in the sinking of a boat off Calais, volunteers and association members gathered at the entrance to the Paul-Devot quay. AIMÉE THIRION FOR “LEMONDE” Editorial of the “World”. They were mostly Kurds, from Iraq or Iran, and dreamed of living in … Read more

deconstruct the economy and work

Delivered. What weaknesses in the world economy has the Covid-19 pandemic exposed? Can we irrigate the economy with a philosophical and ethical reflection? Can you run an economy like you fly an airplane? How does gross domestic product (GDP) moralize our economic relations? Felwine Sarr and Gaël Giraud answer these questions, and many others as … Read more

Remain mobilized against the pandemic

Editorial of the “World”. The new wave of Covid-19 sweeping through Europe is painfully dispelling the optimism fueled by the spring and summer vaccination campaigns. They seemed to condemn the pandemic to ebb, or at least bring it under control, it is no longer in question. Turning the page of repeated confinements and regulatory constraints … Read more

“The Choice of Africa”, by Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch: the itinerary of a pioneer

She is one of Africa’s most respected scholars. At 86, Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch publishes her Mémoires, Africa’s Choice, in which she returns to her singular journey. The researcher was one of the very first, in France, to have worked on what, at its beginnings, did not yet constitute a discipline: African history. While her colleagues claimed, … Read more

The European Union confronted with Boris Johnson’s “endless Brexit”

Boris Johnson in South Shields (Great Britain) November 22, 2021. OWEN HUMPHREYS / AFP To analyse. A story without end. Five and a half years after the British chose to leave the European Union (EU), London and Brussels continue to negotiate the terms of their divorce, as if this break should never be consummated. At … Read more

“Against corruption, we are waiting for a strong political will”, Didier Migaud warns.

Didier Migaud, President of the High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life, in his office in Paris, in July 2020. ED ALCOCK / MYOP Didier Migaud, the president of the High Authority for the Transparency of Public Life (HATVP), former first president of the Court of Auditors, calls for a boost in the fight … Read more

Crows faced with fear of novelty

Zoology. Curiosity is a bad thing. In animals, it can even be dangerous, even fatal. Swallowing an unknown substance or approaching an unknown object present obvious dangers. But, conversely, daring can lead to expanding an ecological niche, bringing in new resources and even developing an individual’s cognitive capacities. In a period of great threat to … Read more

“From the perspective of the 2022 presidential election, clarity on the choices is a condition of the legitimacy of the action to come”

The Elysée Palace, in Paris, on November 10, 2021. LUDOVIC MARIN / AFP Chronic. A presidential election is used to choose a person, but just as much to define and decide collective choices. This is what happened in 2007, and more or less in 2017. But this was not the case for Mitterrand’s second term, … Read more