If you don't know who Antonio Tabucchi was, read this short bio note HERE. However, he was a free man and a great novelist. Today he died in Lisbon, a city he loved as his second home.
I'm not going to say much about him. I'll just use his words to remember his commitment
"Democracy isn't a state of perfection," Tabucchi said. "It has to be improved, and that means constant vigilance."
“Maybe I’m not happy about what’s going on in Portugal, admitted Pereira. Senhora Delgado took a sip of mineral water and said: Then do something about it.” (Pereira Declares)
Well, Antonio Tabucchi was someone who always ... did something about it, all his life through. Italian politicians know that and I really hope they won't say a word on occasion of Tabucchi's death. They owe him the respect of silence.
Here is a post I dedicated to his Pereira Declares some time ago on FLY HIGH!