Lessons in forgiveness, a century after World War One | Reuters


In the run-up to the ceremony in Paris, French President Emmanuel Macron is making a journey along the former front in northern France, which will culminate in a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at Compiègne, where a previous German representative signed the armistice in a railway carriage.

The French president is already highlighting the relevance of the troubled years between the wars to contemporary Europe. He finds disturbing parallels in the resurgence of nationalist tensions.

And in keeping with his pro-European stance, he insists on the crucial role of the European Union in combating what he calls the “leprosy” of nationalism.

Source: Commentary: Lessons in forgiveness, a century after World War One | Reuters

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