Senator Edward Kennedy has been a constant reference for me in the fight for a better world. I listened to him on the 1984 Democratic Convention in San Francisco and I vibrated with each of his words. I was impressed by the criticism of the destruction of the welfare policy carried by President Reagan. In my academic work I have ever put him as an example of the ability of the United States to generate great political leaders and also as an example of someone who could understand Europe from America and be understood in America from Europe. Never forget.