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26 fév 2017: The paper by F.Ferretti on China in the 1880s, as seen by E.Reclus floated on this site.
19 Feb 2017: My talk at the "Fractals 2000 in Biology and Medicine" in Ascona, Switzerland, on March 11, 2000, and published in May 2002 as The fractal dimension of the coastline as a determinant for Western European technological success (at last) floated on this site.
11 Feb 2017: The 31 Aug 2016-analysis by J.Knight relying on The Secret of the West (2007) to analyze Elon Musk's endeavours and the space conquest floated.
15 Mar 2015: My May 2014-interview in French philosophy magazine "Le Philosophoire", on history of civilisations and the notion of "civilisation", floated.
02 nov 2014: The first paper in Arabic introducing The Secret of the West (2007 edition), published on an Emirati website, floated here, as well as its (incomplete) translation.
26 Oct 2014: The free e-book by prof Roger Raynal of Toulouse, France, on the history of science for teachers, floated here.
19 oct 2014: The paper on the decline of thought in the Arabic world in the Middle Ages (July 2012), by Gotthard Strohmaier, quoting The Secret of the West (2007 edition), floated here.
12 Oct 2014: The May 2013-paper by I.Surun on the evolution of continents definitions floated on this site.
05 Oct 2014: My paper of 6 October 2011 published in "Le Philosophoire" on the notion of decline and progress, entitled "Are we in progress or decline?", floated almost exactly for its 3rd publication birthday.
28 Sep 2014: My June 2014-paper in "Le Monde & La Vie" on the West's position in world science, floated here.
21 Sep 2014: Extracts from the July 2014-book by Jonathan Daly Historians Debate the Rise of the West quoting The Secret of the West (1997 edition), floated here.
14 Sep 2014: The March 2014-paper by J.-P. Castel against the religious hypothesis, quoting The Secret of the West (2007, 2008), floated here.
07 Sep 2014: The February 2014-interview of F.Facchini quoting The Secret of the West (2007, 2008) on the causes for economic development, floated here.
06 Sep 2014: The Dec 2012-paper on the true problem pension systems, by Jacques Bichot, quoting Our Self-Destroying Pension Systems (2003/2004), floated here.
01-03 Sep 2014: This website migrating between two platforms at the webhosting company.
22 Sep 2013: The Feb 2013-paper by Kostas Mavrakis on the religious hypothesis, quoting The Secret of the West (2007), floated here.
26 May 2013: The Jan 2013 quote of Our self-destroying pension systems (2003/2004) in a paper on inter-generational solidarity, by F. Loriaux, floated here.
20 May 2013: The June 2010 quote of The Secret of the West (2007) by P.-A. Giraud in his master thesis on the open source code developpers in Aquitaine, floated here.
12 May 2013: The quote in L'Union Européenne et la mer (2011) of The Secret of the West (1997) floated.
09 May 2013: The March 2013-The text on the Great Divergence quoting Le Secret de l'Occident (1997, 2007) floated.
05 Aug 2012: The review in Demography – Analyzis and Synthesis by Michel Loriaux about my book Our Self-Destroying Pension Systems (2003/2004) floated.
02 Aug 2012: The 1st Vietnamese paper quoting The Secret of the West (1997) – a paper about Needham's Grand Question, floated on this site.
15 Jul 2012: The paper by prof. Jean-Luc de Meulemeester of Brussels on the history of universities reproduced on this site.
14 Jul 2012: The quotes by Michel Cuvillon ("historical homologies") floated.
13 Jul 2012: The very interesting May 2012 article by Clint Ballinger reappraising the role of mercantilism in the rise of the West, reproduced here.
10 Jun 2012: The excellent EBay February 2011-summary of Our Self-Destroying Pension Systems (2003/2004), reproduced here.
10 Jun 2012: My November 2010-article about my book Our Self-Destroying Pension Systems (2003/2004) in "Bulletin HEC" of Lausanne, Switzerland's University, floated.
02 Jun 2012: The review of The Secret of the West (2007) by Belgian daily "L'Echo", of February 2008, floated.
19 May 2012: The deep and insightful review of The Secret of the West (2007) by "Le Futur Ouest", of January 2009, floated.
18 May 2012: Bruno Colmant's book Économie européenne, l'influence des religions's extract, quoting The Secret of the West (1997) floated.
17 May 2012: The two articles with Etienne Klein, the interview in La Tribune of January 2011, and the debate at ENS de Paris of December 2009, floated.
17 May 2012: The review of The Secret of the West (2007) by French daily "Le Sud Ouest" (Bordeaux) floated.
13 May 2012: Chapter 7 of La Filosofia de la Innovacion (2009), by Oscar Gonzalez, bringing up a long analysis of The Secret of the West (2007) in Spanish, floated.
12 May 2012: The article on illusions of human space travel to Mars quoting The Secret of the West (2007) published on Lieux Communs website on Apr 2012, floated on this site.
29 Apr 2012: The 2nd article on The Secret of the West (2007) from the website Temps et Fiction (2), dated November 2010, floated on this site.
25 Mar 2012: The Jan 2011-seminar of prof. Peter Demant in Brazil about the causes for Western Leadership in the world floated.
11 Apr 2011: The May 2004-paper by G. Csurgai relying on The Secret of the West (1997) to remind the space race's end disaster in Quelles perspectives géopolitiques pour l'Europe?, floated.
08 Apr 2011: The lecture by F. Ferretti on the history of the thalassographic hypothesis, refering to The Secret of the West (2007), floated.
26 Feb 2011: The plan of the essay about "The European identity issue", by Jean-Luc Lefevre, mentioning my book The Secret of the West (2007), floated.
28 Sep 2010: The long summary of The Secret of the West (2007) on website Temps et Fiction (1) of August 2010 reproduced on this site.
28 Sep 2010: The recommendation of The Secret of the West (2007) produced in August 2010 by French Ministry of Education.
04 Sep 2010: The review of Le Secret de l'Occident (2008) posted in November 2009 on the website "Critiques Libres".
04 Sep 2010: The March 2009-paper by Olivier Pétré-Grenouilleau in "Le Débat" mentionning Le Secret de l'Occident (2007), floated.
01 Sep 2010: The 3p-interview of me by Laurent Testot in "Sciences Humaines" (Sep 2008), about The Secret of the West (2007), floated.
01 Sep 2010: The book review on "Mondes Francophones", by Marius Letellier in May 2010, quoting The Secret of the West (2007, 2008), floated.
27 Aug 2010: The 2008-paper by Noel Cox on "The rise and fall of states", extensively relying on The Secret of the West (1997), floated.
24 Aug 2010: The interview of physicist Etienne Klein in "L'Agitateur d'idées" of October 2008, briefly summarizing The Secret of the West (2007) floated.
24 Aug 2010: The European Council document Heritage and Beyond of November 2009 quoting Le Secret de l'Occident (2007).
23 Aug 2010: The first Spanish-language review of Le Secret de l'Occident (2007) – in "Mediterráneo Económico" in December 2008.
23 Aug 2010: The extract from the 2002-Moroccan book about Morocco's scientific development , floated.
22 Aug 2010: The paper by F.Schneider at Univ. de Kent, about Unifying European Law (2008), relying on Le Secret de l'Occident (1997).
21 Aug 2010: The Essay by Guillaume Narbonne from HEC Paris (January 2009), briefly presenting Le Secret de l'Occident (1997).
21 Aug 2010: The mention at the Astrophysics conference in Barcelone in September 2009 of Le Secret de l'Occident (1997).
19 Aug 2010: The short review of The Secret of the West (2007) published in October 2008 in Hong Kong-based magazine Mingpao Monthly de Hong Kong.
19 Aug 2010: The University of Rostock, Germany's workshop of April-June 2009, The Rise of Europe, floated.
01 Jul 2010: The Italian review in Storicamente, of December 2008, floated.
22 Dec 2007: My interview in Sciences et Avenir of December 2007 floated.
20 Dec 2007: The NewScientist article of April 1998 floated.
19 Dec 2007: The pdf version of the article by the Journal de Genève floated.
19 Dec 2007: The protocols of the university of Toulouse, France, workshop about the changes in public law in South-East Asia floated.
10 Nov 2007: Article in La Liberté of 30 October 2007 on Le Secret de l'Occident (2007) and interview of me reproduced on this website.
07 Oct 2007: The article in the French daily Le Monde of October 05, 2007, reproduced on this site.
30 Sep 2007: The article in the French daily Le Figaro of September 26, 2007, reproduced on this site.
09 Sep 2007: The first version of the 2007-edition of The Secret of the West available.
09 Sep 2007: The 2007 new policital book review by Georges Leroux floated on this site.
23 Aug 2007: The article by Jean-Sylvestre Mongrenier of 14 Aug 2007 on "Fenêtre Europe" floated on this site.
23 Aug 2007: The French Embassy's library including L'Europe et la Science reproduced on this site.
23 Aug 2007: The on-line bibliography of the Aug-Sep 07 issue of French magazine "Sciences Humaines" reproduced on this site.
22 Aug 2007: Floating Yanko Slava's webpages about Jared Diamond's Guns, Germs and Steel, dated 14 Dec 2006.
22 Aug 2007: The bibliography of Info Point Europe, dated March 2002, floated.
22 Aug 2007: The on-line paper by Philipp Hoffman, dated 23 Oct 2006, floated.
11 Mar 2007: The paper by Michel Loriaux published on 27 Nov 2006, quoting Our Self-Destroying Pension Systems, floated.
17 Sep 2006: The text from the Adam Smith Institute Blog of February 2006 floated.
17 Sep 2006: The paper from Eurojournal of July 2004 floated.
16 Sep 2006: The proceedings of the meeting about competition laws in the EU held in Paris on Dec 01, 2005 floated.
24-26 Aug 2006: 10,000th visitor since oct 00.
14 Aug 2006: The excellent analysis of The Secret of the West on "La Lettre Volée", by Edgar P., reproduced here.
14 Aug 2006: The paper on the value of European diversity, by Olivier Béguin, floated.
13 Aug 06: The 3rd paper by Arnaud Parienty, published in Alternatives Economiques in November 2004, added to this site.
13 Aug 06: The 2nd paper by Lewis Pyenson added to this site.
01 May 06: The two articles by Axel Gosseries (paper1, paper 2) on inter- vs. intra- generation justice, floated.
05 Mar 06: Two articles by Jacques Brasseul, on the emergence of capitalism and on the historical fault lines of Europe, floated on this site.
25 Feb 06: The article about India and the Grand Question floated on this site.
12 Jan 06: This website again online, after having been off-line since Nov05, due to server migration.
19 Feb 05: The articles of "Nouvel Observateur" on the causes of the bogging down of Chinese and Arab science and technology in the Middle Ages.
21 Dec 04: 5000th visitor.
19 Dec 04: The CCE newsletter article about my conference in Brussels on June 18, 2004, floated.
Nov 04: The introduction page to the The Self-Imposed Failure of Retirement Systems floated.
19 Dec 04: The internet article about my conference in Brussels on June 18, 2004, floated.
24-25 Jan 04: 3,000th visitor.
03 Jan 04: The article by Peer Vries about the cultural explanation of the European miracle floated on this site.
20 Dec 03: The article by Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie in Le Figaro Littéraire floated on this site.
26 Jul 03: The recommendation for this site from Le Café Pédagogique reproduced here.
02 Jun 03: The article by Jared Diamond in Nature floated on this site.
13-15 May 03: 2000th visitor.
30 Nov 02: The page of the CEC about L'Europe et la Science reproduced on this site.
23 Nov 02: The mention by the French magazine L'Expansion, dating back November 1997 but only now visible on line, reproduced on this site.
27 Aug 02: The paper by Brian Davies "The role of astronomy in the history of science" (the consequences of cloud cover), and the lecture on the European miracle by Pierre Hautcoeur "L'Europe dans le monde, 1500-2000" online.
01 Aug 02: The paper by Aurélie-Anne Tallon online.
14 May 02: The paper by Christophe Brun online.
25-27 Feb 02: 1000th visitor since oct 00.
2-3 Oct 01: After my interview in Le Soir (Brussels), 150 connections observed in two days.
18 Aug 01: Lang pages online.
23 Apr 01: My article in Sciences floated.
07 Apr 01: The review in Géopolitique des Populations added.
02 Apr 01: Altavista detects this site (riseofthewest.net) – with about 9 months delay.
21 Feb 01: Google (announcing 1.35bln websites scanned) rediscovers this site.
15 Feb 01: Google loose sight of test site under keywords valid before its change into a forwarding site. Unfortunately, Google still oversees this site.
05 Jan 01: Altavista detects the test site (with about 7 months delay).
17 Dec 00: Landes pages online.
01 Dec 00: I delete the test site pages and replace them with forwarding pages.
10 Nov 00: Google.com loses sight of this site. Retains only test site. Probably noticed the mirror pages.
27 Oct 00: Article in Le Journal de Genève added.
23 Oct 00: This site (www.riseofthewest.net) detected by google.com – about four months after floating, at a time when google announced 1.25 bln pages scanned.
09 Oct 00: Article in Le Républicain Lorrain added.
25 Sep 00: DC pages of test site detected by google.com, about two months after floating, at a time when google announced 1.07 bln internet pages scanned.
19 Sep 00: Needham pages online.
18 Sep 00: Baechler pages online.
09 Sep 00: Blamont pages online.
29 Aug 00: Jones pages online.
20 Aug 00: The first DC pages online.
23 Jul 00: Wittfogel pages online.
17 Jul 00: Braudel pages online.
25 Jun 00: First floating online under the address "www.riseofthewest.net" including Weber pages.
03 May 00: Start of online testing.
24 Apr 00: Start of site construction.
17 Dec 99: First site concept.


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