October 2011

Democracy with memory

Last Thursday 20th October, shortly after ETA announced its definitive cessation of its terrorist activities, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero gave one of the best considered and best delivered speeches of his erratic career as country leader. He made the following statement: “Our democracy will be a democracy without terrorism, but not without memory. We will always remember the victims – the 829 fatalities -, their families and so many injured who have suffered the unfair and despicable blow of terror. And so will the future generations in Spain”. This is a fundamental point of the …  

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