Prensa “The memory of the Wall must continue to encourage us to work for the strengthening of Europe"

"The tearing down of the Berlin Wall represented the end of a story, but History has followed, and it is up to us to ensure that that story that follows, that of all, can continue to be written in terms of freedom".

Prensa The Freedom Revolution

In 2004, FAES commemorated the 15th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall with a series of conferences in which twelve personalities of politics and thought from both sides of the Iron Curtain took part. His words, memories and lessons were collected in this work.

Prensa John Müller: "The tearing down of the Wall was going to bring new challenges to freedom around the world"

With the fall of the wall, it opened a time of extraordinary optimism, a time for freedom. A time that some said was the end of history. We did not imagine that it would bring new challenges to freedom in every corner of the earth.

Prensa Wilhelm Hofmeister: "Today new walls are being built against freedom and democracy"

"The fall of the Berlin Wall must remind us that the walls of authoritarianism can be destroyed and democracy and freedom can be extended", assures the director of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung for Spain and Portugal, Wilhelm Hofmeister. "Today new walls against freedom and democracy are being built and all democrats must fight against it," he adds.

Prensa Enikö Györi: "Western Europe takes it for granted to live in a sovereign country without occupation, in freedom and democracy"

"I can appreciate what children of luckier nations than Hungary take for granted: to live in a sovereign country, without foreign occupation, in freedom and democracy. We Hungarians had to fight for all this. I am very proud to be heir to those who have fought for freedom and had the courage to face a left-wing dictatorial totalitarian regime".

Prensa La ley de educación de Cataluña: Un ataque a la libertad [The Education Law in Catalonia: An Attack to Freedom]

Los socialistas catalanes se han convertido, por méritos propios, en la principal fuerza nacionalista del Gobierno tripartito. Desde que un socialista preside el Gobierno de Cataluña, sus consejeros de Educación han ido incumpliendo todas y cada una de las sentencias del Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Cataluña que obligan a las autoridades educativas a preguntar por la lengua habitual de los alumnos en el momento de formalizar su preinscripción escolar, a impartir la tercera hora de castellano, a respetar la lengua materna de los niños y a garantizar el derecho a la enseñanza en castellano al menos hasta la finalización del primer ciclo de primaria.

Prensa The Freedom Revolution

November 9, 2004 was the fifteenth anniversary of the ?fall? of the Berlin Wall. To commemorate the event, the FAES Foundation organized a series of lectures called ?The Freedom Revolution?, in which twelve figures from the political and intellectual world in the East and West took part. The series was coordinated by Ana Palacio, a member of the Spanish Parliament and former Minister for Foreign Affairs, and it ran from November 2004 to May 2005.One of the main theses of the ?Freedom Revolution? is that the Berlin Wall did not collapse of its own accord. The Wall was pulled down by the determination of people who risked their lives in order to regain their freedom. If the Wall fell it was also because of the steadfastness of a generation of politicians who were determined to stop the advance of totalitarian tyranny despite of the incomprehension of a large proportion of intellectuals in the West. These efforts helped to bring freedom and peace to the other side of the Iron Curtain.Some of the eye witnesses of that time, many of whom played key roles in the process, took part in the lecture series and explained their vision of events and their response. Helmut Kohl, Bronislaw Geremek, Giovanni Sartori, Nicolas Baverez, Carlos Alberto Montaner, Jesús Huerta de Soto, Francis Fukuyama, Guy Sorman, André Glucksmann, Richard Perle, Joseph Weiler and Christopher DeMuth took us through what happened in the Freedom Revolution. Their words, their memories and their teachings, given in the Great Hall of San Pablo-CEU University, are gathered together in this volume, which also includes the introductions made by José María Aznar, AnaPalacio and José María Lassalle.The FAES Foundation would like to give special thanks to Noah Clarke, Carmelo López-Arias, Elena Segura, Jessica Zorogastua and Miguel Ángel Quintanilla Navarro for their work in putting together this publication.We would also like to thank the Rector of San Pablo-CEU University, José Alberto Parejo Gámir, for the magnificent facilities offered by the university, which made this lecture series possible.

Prensa “The memory of the Wall must continue to encourage us to work for the strengthening of Europe"

11.08.2019. "The tearing down of the Berlin Wall represented the end of a story, but History has followed, and it is up to us to ensure that that story that follows, that of all, can continue to be written in terms of freedom".

Prensa The Freedom Revolution

11.07.2019. In 2004, FAES commemorated the 15th anniversary of the collapse of the Berlin Wall with a series of conferences in which twelve personalities of politics and thought from both sides of the Iron Curtain took part. His words, memories and lessons were collected in this work.

Prensa John Müller: "The tearing down of the Wall was going to bring new challenges to freedom around the world"

11.07.2019. With the fall of the wall, it opened a time of extraordinary optimism, a time for freedom. A time that some said was the end of history. We did not imagine that it would bring new challenges to freedom in every corner of the earth.

Prensa Wilhelm Hofmeister: "Today new walls are being built against freedom and democracy"

11.05.2019. "The fall of the Berlin Wall must remind us that the walls of authoritarianism can be destroyed and democracy and freedom can be extended", assures the director of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung for Spain and Portugal, Wilhelm Hofmeister. "Today new walls against freedom and democracy are being built and all democrats must fight against it," he adds.

Prensa Enikö Györi: "Western Europe takes it for granted to live in a sovereign country without occupation, in freedom and democracy"

11.05.2019. "I can appreciate what children of luckier nations than Hungary take for granted: to live in a sovereign country, without foreign occupation, in freedom and democracy. We Hungarians had to fight for all this. I am very proud to be heir to those who have fought for freedom and had the courage to face a left-wing dictatorial totalitarian regime".

Publicaciones La ley de educación de Cataluña: Un ataque a la libertad [The Education Law in Catalonia: An Attack to Freedom]

07.01.2009. Los socialistas catalanes se han convertido, por méritos propios, en la principal fuerza nacionalista del Gobierno tripartito. Desde que un socialista preside el Gobierno de Cataluña, sus consejeros de Educación han ido incumpliendo todas y cada una de las sentencias del Tribunal Superior de Justicia de Cataluña que obligan a las autoridades educativas a preguntar por la lengua habitual de los alumnos en el momento de formalizar su preinscripción escolar, a impartir la tercera hora de castellano, a respetar la lengua materna de los niños y a garantizar el derecho a la enseñanza en castellano al menos hasta la finalización del primer ciclo de primaria.

Publicaciones NATO: An Alliance for Freedom

03.01.2009.

Publicaciones Latin America: an agenda for freedom + CD-ROM

01.01.2007.    

Publicaciones NATO: An alliance for Freedom

01.01.2006.

Publicaciones The Freedom Revolution

01.01.2006. November 9, 2004 was the fifteenth anniversary of the ?fall? of the Berlin Wall. To commemorate the event, the FAES Foundation organized a series of lectures called ?The Freedom Revolution?, in which twelve figures from the political and intellectual world in the East and West took part. The series was coordinated by Ana Palacio, a member of the Spanish Parliament and former Minister for Foreign Affairs, and it ran from November 2004 to May 2005.One of the main theses of the ?Freedom Revolution? is that the Berlin Wall did not collapse of its own accord. The Wall was pulled down by the determination of people who risked their lives in order to regain their freedom. If the Wall fell it was also because of the steadfastness of a generation of politicians who were determined to stop...