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The power of fear
With the virus came fear. It is known to be a poor counsellor and the cause of a thousand ills. History teaches us this; political science protects us from it. Yet it is indeed fear that has led to the sequestration of half of humanity. For a short while the whole of Europe was convinced. But has...
Living with the virus
For the first time in a long time, science has failed to respond to a challenge deemed vital. The virus has so far withstood the most eminent specialists. When "those who need to know" don't know, fear takes over. This is the real reason...
Now or Never
Confronted with Covid-19, Europeans began, as usual, by disappointing before recovering somewhat. That does not mean the game has been won however. The first reaction everywhere was to close the borders and withdraw into the Nation-State. But the Nation-State has failed us; despite the warnings,...
The 7 Capital Challenges
More than a billion people are now under confinement. Trade has come to a halt; economies have come to a standstill. To prevent a health threat from turning into a deadly global political crisis, major challenges, both unexpected and significant, will have to be met. Here are seven of them: -...