Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Very sad news: Stephane Hessel died aged 95

This is very sad news today. St├ęphane Hessel died aged 95. I have full respect for his life-time work on human rights and a more humane society. I read almost all his pamphletes and books written in the last couple of years which have been so influential in Europe and perhaps even more in Northern Africa. A great loss for Europe, a great European - but I am sure that his testimony will live on.

See for instance the commemoration on Le Monde.