For thirty years I lived in the shadow of Jacques Chirac. When his name is mentioned, I do not think of the Mayor of Paris, the politician or the President of the Republic, but of a man with a permanent curiosity displaying a constant smile and a fantastic vitality, deeply turned towards others and, like the great artists, carrying a message that will be understood only later. Always listening to the other, he was deeply convinced that we must be inspired by all civilisations. If he was proud that Europe was at the origin of the movement for the emancipation...
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