Athens, December 2020

Red & Blue book

A small child has… a big problem! Which color to choose. Mother says that the most beautiful color is blue – dad prefers red! “Which one do you like best?” they keep asking. “The color of the sky or the color of delicious strawberries? The color of the sea or of the roses you gave your mum on her birthday?” The child finds the solution, combining their two colors and creating a third – purple.

These turbulent times we live in keep reminding us of the dangers of a segregated society, with its citizens splitting up between “blue” and “red” sides. This book from Venezuela comes to shed light on a side we sometimes forget. The necessity of coexisting, of finding common ground, the importance of reconciliation and the essence of Democracy. In Democracy there must be no winners and losers, if our aim is for society to win as a whole. The book which is bilingual (English & Greek) is published by Nefeli Publishing in collaboration with the World Human Forum.

-Athens, December 15, 2020