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Remember the 1966 Lelouch movie “Un homme et une femme”? What an experience when I saw it the first time end of the 60s: exciting, new, a revelation. A few years ago, I saw it again and to my disappointment, the same movie revisited now is perfectly boring and shallow. That was exactly the feeling… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer

France’s lost chance

With the first round of the French presidential elections coming up on 22 April, the Economist this weekend features a lead article anointing Nicolas Sarkozy as France’s great hope for reform. Unfortunately, the Economist’s definition of reforms (“to get the economy growing faster”) lacks any awareness of the real challenge our “spaceship Earth” faces: to… » read more

Posted by Willy De Backer