Home » Archives by category » Social trends

Nuit Debout: Dawn of a Revolution?

Nuit Debout: Dawn of a Revolution?

By Gilbert Mercier and Dady Chery Some call it a phenomenon, others compare it to the failed 2011 Occupy movement, but Nuit Debout has taken the largely discredited French political class, from across the bogus standard left to the far right, by surprise. Sociologically, it should not be a surprise at all. The backdrop is a [...]

email
Share

Fear of Women Without Guilt

Fear of Women Without Guilt

We are in the midst of a transition. The old patriarchal world, which I call analog, is a world in which Newton mechanics have prevailed, through the invention of fire, and the first and second industrial revolutions. In this old world, nations were constructed within the framework of social orders that were subjugated by religions [...]

Share

Information Free Flow to Wash Away Obsolete Ideologies

Information Free Flow to Wash Away Obsolete Ideologies

Since the 1990’s there has been a transition from the old analog world order to the new digital world order. As a writer, it is important for me to understand the kind of change that is happening, to appreciate the importance of the free flow of information and to witness how people’s perception is changing. [...]

Share

Free Speech vs Religious Fundamentalism: A Discussion of Charlie Hebdo

Free Speech vs Religious Fundamentalism: A Discussion of Charlie Hebdo

News Junkie Post Editor-in-Chief Gilbert Mercier spoke about Charlie Hebdo with Bill Bowring, Barrister and Professor of Law at Birkbeck, University of London, in a Sputnik International show Agree or Disagree interview hosted by Marina Dzhashi. Impact of the tragedy Gilbert Mercier: To me, it’s very personal because Charlie Hebdo was really a French institution, [...]

Share

Spin and Self Delusion: Ignorance Is Bliss

Spin and Self Delusion: Ignorance Is Bliss

I discovered a television show called Catfish while I was lying down over the last few weeks because I’ve been suffering from Meniere’s disease. Though I know I need to stay calm to ease the attacks of vertigo from the disease, I’ve watched the show with shock that soon turned to anger, and the more [...]

Share
Page 1 of 41234