The ninth edition of the Historical Novel Week opens today Cartagena program with a speaker estate, Dominique de Villepin, former Prime Minister of France, also a diplomat and writer, will speak about his book 'The Hundred Days' based an important part of French history, the last period of Napoleon in France after his exile to Elba Island before being banished to the island of Santa Elena.
Villepin, who has held a meeting with the media after visiting the Mayor, Pilar Barreiro, at the Palace Hall, highlighted the figure of Napoleon his ability to change, learn from mistakes, and move from being a dictator fight for the freedom of the people, while Europe did not give him the benefit of the doubt.
According to former French Prime Minister, we live in a complicated world and we must try to draw lessons from history.
Napoleon proved that he can change history, just as you would later another French politician Charles de Gaulle ", which, the lesson to be drawn from his life is the best thing a politician is his ability to change and seek new solutions.
In this sense, Dominique de Villepin has said that, currently, there appears to be wood political leader, capable of changing the world, and this is one of the major problems of this century, we need characters willing to risk for an ideal.
In another vein, Villepin has made a review of hot topics in international politics, such as cooperation between Spain and France in the fight against terrorism, illegal immigration or the Iraq war, which he opposed.
The French politician believes that the situation in Iraq is symbolic of the world we live in: a lack of respect for the identity of the people, the only solution to the conflict there is that foreign forces leave and legitimizing the government of the country.
As for the future of Europe, calling for a union of European countries to reaffirm the continent as a world power, which is necessary for a stronger economy, and stop being loyal to America and having more choice, and choosing to vote a universal 'president of Europe. "
The inaugural conference of the ninth week of the Historical Novel, by Dominique de Villepin, will be held at 20.00 pm in the Cultural Hall of Caja Murcia, presented by former Minister Eduardo Zaplana.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Cartagena