Dress code, hand signals, and messiahs apart, there were few important differences between the Falangists and the Stalinists. Hence the bizarre nature of the punchup started by the former at a PR event the other day for a book (Santos Juliá, Historia de las dos Españas) promoted by the latter. Here‘s Arcadi Espada:
- Geologically-based racial theory of Spain
A cloud of fruit flies have crawled in through Miquel Coll i Alentorn’s ear and devoured his brain.
- Ernesto Giménez Caballero and Catalan totalitarianism
It’s a commonplace that essential similarities exist between the programmes of the Catalan left and the Spanish extreme right (I’m thinking
- Dancing with Rottweilers
Erik Dams links to an intriguing little thing by Bill Horton, editor of Offbeat Magazine (“not the New Orleans one”) about
- Those Anglo-Saxons, habeas corpus, and detective stories
Most southern European theorising re that poorly defined construct, Anglosaxonia, is corny racism dressed up as sociology or socialism or whatever.
- A Barcelona spamvertising blog
Or was the Second Anglo-Afghan War actually fought in the Pyrenees?