Who said this at a recent political seminar?
‘It is unthinkable today, faced with disorder and conflict on a global scale, to exclude in advance the use of force. […] The key to security is the expansion of democracy’.
Multilateralism cannot be interpreted as “shared impotence or acceptance of the status quo, but an effective system capable of intervening actively [in economic and humanitarian crises] moving beyond a 19th century conception of national sovreignty”.
It was Italian politician Massimo D’Alema, a leader of the Democrats of the Left, the party that emerged out of the Italian Communist Party and who have a great chance of beating Silvio Berlusconi in the next election.