War in Ukraine: before the Russian offensive in the Donbass, the deluge of fire

No need to resort to divination: the offensive announced by Vladimir Putin against the Donbass will be brutal. Ukrainians who know this well are urging civilians to flee what will become the battlefield where the outcome of the war launched on February 24 could be decided. Since the announcements from the Russian command, we have … Read more

“The failure of a prophecy”: deluge and disillusion

The failure of a prophecy deluge and disillusion

UFO observers, in France, in 1983. YVES BOSSON/MARTIAN AGENCY “L’Echec d’une prophétie” (When Prophecy Fails), by Leon Festinger, Henry W. Riecken and Stanley Schachter, translated from English (United States) by Sophie Mayoux and Paul Rozenberg, preface by Gérald Bronner, PUF , 376 p., €25, digital €20. When Immanuel Kant advocated limiting knowledge and extending belief, … Read more