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From the text: . . . What is most paradoxical in this France who feels « abandoned » and « toils » away, is that it has the good fortune to be situated in strategic areas for our future. While, for these peoples, « cities » are the « symbols of a successful globalisation » – which further reinforces their sense of frustration – the city finds itself in an energy and environmental dead end. Therefore, we will not get out of the deadlock of this development model, urban sprawls and depopulation of the countryside without a decolonisation of our imaginations. It’s not through a rebound in the purchasing power and growth that we will come out of this societal nonsense. It is time to realise that this model frustrates more and more people, it destroys the solidarities and local links, and makes us increasingly dependent on oil prices that will always go up. . . .

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