Nicolas Baverez

Nicolas Baverez is an economist and historian, and is a columnist for the weekly magazine Le Point and the daily newspaper Le Figaro. He is a regular guest on national TV – on the TF1 program Club de l’économie – and on national radio (France Culture). He sits on the executive committees of Commentaire magazine and of the Institut Montaigne think tank.02

Born in Lyon in 1961, he holds a doctorate in history and a teaching qualificaiton in social sciences. From 1993 to 1995 he was a member of the private office of Philippe Séguin (President of the National Assembly at the time), with responsibilities for economic and social issues.

For more than fifteen years, Nicolas Baverez has been alerting political leaders about the major challenges to be faced in the race toward globalization, in essays such as Les Orphelins de la liberté (The Orphans Of Freedom) (Plon, 1999), La France qui tombe (The Fall Of France) (Perrin, 2003), Après le déluge : La grande crise de la mondialisation (After The Flood: The Great Globalization Crisis) (Perrin, 2009), Réveillez-vous ! (Wake Up!) (Fayard, 2012), Lettres béninoises (Beninese Letters) (Albin Michel, 2014), Danser sur un volcan (Dancing On A Volcano, Albin Micheln 2016), Chroniques du déni français (Albin Michel, 2017), Violence et passions (Éditions de l’Observatoire, Prix Vauban 2018), Le Monde selon Tocqueville (Éditions Taillandier, 2020), L’alerte démocratique (Éditions de l’Observatoire, 2020) ou Démocraties contre régimes autoritaires (Éditions de l’Observatoire, 2023).

He is also the author of a biography, Raymond Aron, un moraliste au temps des idéologies (Raymond Aron, A Moralist In A Time Of Ideologies) (Flammarion, 1993).

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