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Articles on the subject: Point of View

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing and Franco Cologni
Point of View
With Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, I have lost a friend

The call from Olivier Revol, chef de cabinet to the former French President Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, hit me like a thunderbolt in a blue sky. The President has passed away. I knew he had not been in the best of health recently; that he had been admitted to hospital with heart problems. I’d called to wish him a speedy recovery and found him as brilliant as ever. He had until then enjoyed enviably good health for his 94 years, but not enough to resist the ravages of Covid.

Friday, 04 December 2020
3 min read
Apprenti-sorcier
Point of View
When a wise old head replaces young shoulders

I know technology has transformed every area of our lives and work. These changes will probably be even harder to control. Which is precisely why, more than ever, we need the old sorcerers to work their magic.

Tuesday, 17 December 2019
3 min read
Seamaster Planet Ocean Ultra Deep Professional © Omega
Point of View
Sports watch seeks athlete?

Countless brands propose sports watches in their collections, but do we really need them? Not so sure...

Thursday, 12 December 2019
4 min read
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Illustration - VaP Le diable
Point of View
Read all about it?

Print or digital? Paper or screen? Is leafing through a newspaper better than reading online?

Tuesday, 03 December 2019
3 min read
Chaises-musicales-cover
Point of View
Musical chairs

All those who have never heard of Luigi Pirandello's "Six Characters in Search of an Author", raise your hand. That's quite a show of hands! Where is this going? I'll explain...

Tuesday, 12 November 2019
4 min read
Les-9-muses_FHH
Point of View
The eleventh Muse

We know the Olympian gods were unpredictable, unreliable, presumptuous, easily offended and quarrelsome, but they must also have had a deep appreciation of the arts.

Tuesday, 15 October 2019
4 min read
Influenceurs
Point of View
On influencers

Returning to the subject of influencers, perhaps they don't all deserve to be tossed out with the trash, however great the temptation to reject them all as good-for-nothings.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019
3 min read
Couverture-livre-Pierre-Yves-Donzé
Point of View
The quarrel of excellence and luxury, the paradox of perfection

You may have noticed how, at regular intervals, newspapers like to resurrect a debate not unlike another, much older dispute (from the time of the Sun King to be exact), in which the Ancients and the Moderns clashed, each convinced of a supremacy not easily quantified; a divergence of opinion whose modern equivalent we could call, to paraphrase the exegete Germaine de Staël, the quarrel of excellence and luxury.

Thursday, 01 August 2019
4 min read
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