Estonian ambassador to United Kingdom, Margus Laidre aka Margus Dreamscape lectured at the virtual embassy today. He spoke of history, future and the role of the small countries in it. Taking the listeners to an intellectual walk through the fast changing world of globalization and virtuality, he said:
"We should also acknowledge that in many situations people suffer not from a deficit of history but from too much of it. Most notably the „memory” of allegedly ancient conflicts often feeds into and intensifies violent conflict in the present"
and concluded by formulating a moral for modern diplomacy:
"It is easy to remember the past – it has already happened and you cannot change it. We can, however, change the present and the future."
You can find the whole transcript of the event here: Download marguslaidrelecture.rtf .
Some pictures by a visitor Ozzy Wozniak (Thank you, Ozzy!):