You remember the book, promoted by Barcelona council, which said that Guantánamo and the Israeli wall were comparable to the Holocaust? Well, there are folks who would extend the analogy. Here, for example, is a theatre show based on an essay by Barcelona University philosophy prof, Miguel Morey, which says that American Indian reservations, too, were like Auschwitz, that we are all in a way in Auschwitz, and that public money should be used to alert kiddies to this alarming fact. It seems to me that, if we are all in Auschwitz, we are also all on top of Mount Smokey and inside a great big chocolate mousse with a vague hint of plum jam, and that if this is all philosophy professors have to tell us, then maybe we should employ a few less of them.
“A creamy dessert and espresso? Puff, puff.”
- Aub on intellectuals
One of the surprises of Sergio Vila-Sanjuán and Sergi Doria’s Passejades per la Barcelona literària (“Walks in literary Barcelona”) is that
- Pearls before swine
Vicente Carballido has Ctrl-C/V-ed a piece by Anna Rosa Cisquella, exec producer at theatre company Dagoll Dagom. Cisquella is frustrated by
- El Barça, Franco’s favourite team?
There is no statistical evidence for claims that the Franco government worked for Real Madrid and against Barça.
- Ah, unspoilt nature!
I’m not saying that the relatively inaccessible GR10 and GR11 are spotless, but one of the big problems in the Spanish