To say to my colleagues of the University Francisco Marroquin how sad I feel by the departure of my old fellow... Muso.
I met this acquaintance maybe more than thirty years ago at the Mont Pelerin Society, and from that time I did always appreciate his different qualities, he was an
entrepreneur, he was a leader, and he was also a great intellectual.
I would like to evocate only two strong highlights of our relations.
The first, when I had the pleasure to welcome him and Olga in the summer university, in Aix-en-Provence, my old university in France, and he was awarded as Honor Citizen
of the City of Aix-en-Provence, he gave a wonderful speech about globalization and what was his meaning for the future and mainly from the peace and from the dignity and the development of
The second among this, my first coming year at the University Francisco Marroquin, when together we visited, certainly what was the top accomplishment of his life, and
walking during a full afternoon we shared a lot of ideas, and here I understood that Muso was not only a leader, an entrepreneur, and an intellectual, but he was also a great
And for him, his fight for the ideas of liberty was mainly a fight for the dignity and the liberty of the human beings. For him, liberty was a gift of gods, and I
think that his talent was so great; he was so smiling and so kind that he succeeded in anything he did enterprise, and mainly in building this wonderful network of young people and
this wonderful university I am proud of.
Jacques Garello remembers the many great qualities of Manuel F. Ayau as a human being. He mentions an award granted to him as an Honor Citizen of the City of Aix-en-Provence, in France, and recalls one of his most important features, which was his enormous sense of humanity, always caring for the well-being of others as a priority in his remarkable life.
Celebration of the life of Manuel F. Ayau Manuel F. Ayau: A Great Humanist Jacques Garello
September 12, 2010
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Jacques Garello is professor of economics at the Université Aix-Marseille III, France and president of Génération Libérale. He founded and presides the Institute for Economic Studies, Europe and is also president of the Association of Economic Freedom and Social Progress. He received the Melvin Jones Fellow recognition and has published Lettre ouverte à nos dirigeants (Letter to our leaders) and Programme pour un Président (Program for our President).