The basic cause of a civil war today is the disintegration of democracy. In France we trust the government less and less; there is a percentage of the population that indulges in the politics of resentment, à la Republican Party (US); and we have a history of unrest. So I think your article is salutary, but by no means is a civil war in the offing in France. But in 2027?

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Totally agree with you. Biden should take a bow and Kamala with him. I agree she would have made a good AG... The question then is, who should the Dems run? I doubt Trump is going to make it to the nomination, and who do the Rs have? De Santis…

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Having used Apple products since 1981, I have hung in through thick and thin, obviously. There is so much to like, and a few things to dislike--the reverse of Windows.

But where is the real innovation? I mean something like the iPhone or iPad, which were attempted before Apple but without that touch of genius. Now what? Without continual innovation in new products, this will become a monopoly for real. And that will lead to its demise in the long run.

is there another Apple in the wings? Making what?

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I blame any memory lapses I might have on the fact that my memory is filled with 68 years of stuff, some important, much not, going back to when I was 2 years old (yes I have a couple of memories from then). It just takes longer to go through them all to come up with the right answer.

And my comrade in aging, you were disoriented upon waking. That's on your daughter, right? Had you had the requisite hours of sleep, you would have been just fine with that dad-gummed EZ-pass...

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Pierre Whalon

Bishop in charge, Convocation of Episcopal Churches in Europe, 2001–2019. French-American. Musician, composer, author, happily married. www.pierrewhalon.info