He had the courage, at a time when Algeria is changing and opening up, to tackle a taboo.
At a time when everyone is demanding greater transparency, it is astonishing to note that all memory work comes up against the same pitfalls, again and again, and that people continue to prefer taboo to serious exploration.
Born long after the end of the war, the French Head of State has no taboos when it comes to Algeria and does not submit to any doctrine.
The very same communiqué also indicates that »both presidents agreed to keep in touch to follow up on the political initiatives resulting from the Major National Dialogue,« without ever mentioning the issue of political prisoners or negotiations with secessionists, two taboo subjects for Cameroon’s government.
PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron appeared to be caught off guard on Monday by a proposal by a government spokeswoman, one of the most prominent black people in French politics, to lift a decades-old taboo against collecting statistics by race. »
However, despite the EU reaffirming the «unequivocal support for the European perspective of the Western Balkans», the words «enlargement» or «integration» were nowhere to be seen, which triggered a debate over whether «enlargement» had become taboo, and «European perspective» a vague and empty formula. »
The text of this article was generated by the Breaking The Silence system that collected 5 news articles posted on the web from January 2019 to September 2020 and clustered for the taboo subjects related to Emmanuel Macron