While Italian politicians consider tying a reintroduced lira to the dollar (maybe they should talk to some Argentines first…), here’s something really special: a real, existing Catalan state, with flag, currency, map and passport. It’s Albert Porta’s Evrugo, a mental state which he founded in 1968 when they let him out of Barcelona’s Model prison and the loony bin. It will not be long before a statue of Albert appears somewhere in Berkshire in tribute to his having maintained his currency, the tucv (?), outside the euro zone. (Via Xavier Sust, Fantasies animades d’ahir i d’avui)
- Ser catalá és treballar dur i amb les idees clares
Being Catalan apparently means working hard without thinking very much, but where does that leave us?
- Is Michael Moore a resurrected Saracen monster?
European acceptance of Michael Moore’s new anti-Americanism has been greatly assisted by the loving detail with which he depicts the country
- Forum hates Michael
We already knew that Barcelona’s Forum lacked any political credibility, but it has now done something that is completely unpardonable: hurt
If you thought Davie Blunkett was corrupt, then try José Montilla. Montilla is boss of the Catalan socialist party, ex-mayor of
- How not to win la Guerra de los Toros, or The Cattle Raid of Cooley revisited
Some historical advice from an Irish perspective for Esperanza Aguirre on the pitfalls of attempting to demonstrate by symbolic means the