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Henri de Castries: "If Europe values ​​its values, it is in the same camp as the United States"

2021-10-15T17:27:45.350Z

BIG INTERVIEW - Emerging economic and ideological empires, which do not respect us, challenge our model of society and its values. Without allowing itself to be locked into a vassalage relationship, Europe must therefore, according to the president of the Montaigne Institute ...



LE FIGARO.

- The planetary pandemic is now in sharp decline.

Is this period when everything was shaken up the matrix of the 21st century?

Henri DE CASTRIES.

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The only pandemic is not a sufficient reading grid, but this period forced us to leave our logical boxes.

It was the catalyst for a triple revolution: technological, societal and geostrategic.

Western democracies have lost their supremacy, they no longer hold a monopoly on technology and their values ​​are no longer recognized as universal.

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Henri de Castries: “This virus is neither capitalist nor liberal!

It is universal ”

The West has lost its hegemony, you say.

Is the notion of the West still relevant?

What differentiates Western democracies is the primacy of individual freedom, with respect for others.

This combination allows the establishment of the fundamental principles of the separation of powers (executive, legislative, judicial), the rule of law and legitimacy derived from free elections.

This social contract is extremely

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