Inspired by true events, as reported to AP by Olga R. Rodriguez, January 7, 2013 at 11:50pm ET, from Mexico City.
That first night, Maria took her dog to the park on top the hill. It was a new moon, and the sky to the east was black. To the west, the sun was almost done setting behind a few thick clouds. Maria and Chucho walked up the hill where there was an open field. Families liked to picnic there in the summers, before it got too hot in the afternoons. The young couples liked to come up there late at night and grope each other. That time of night though, the air was cooler and the park was usually empty. Too late for picnics and too early for fooling around.
On the fabled grounds inside Leuven’s city ring, the long-held tradition of disputations lives on. The old school technique employed by scholastic thinkers of coming to a conclusion via argument vs. counter-argument.
A duel of sorts, with mutual understanding as its end. A pre-planned direct encounter with the opposite opinioned other. A debate, to say the least. Mono-i-mono. At stake is whether Germany’s open door policy should go down as a bad decision or not. I am one of about seventy-five others in attendance.