Comment Neelie (Kroes)
Making speeches talk
[...] This is not a speech about, as Louis Couperus would say: 'Of old people and the things passing by'. I am not an historian and I will leave it to them to describe all the parallels and differences between those days and today. I do however have a very uncomfortable feeling with the present day developments. The events show to me, and to the World, that maintaining peace, instead of being pulled into war, demands great courage, the need for unity and visionary leadership.