What’s the difference between Spanish defence minister, José Bono, who believes it better for his soldiers to die than to kill, and appears to thoroughly enjoy the television shots of him looking stern when the coffins come home; and Barcelona’s leaders, who decline to give their police force the resources or institutional backing that would prevent it having the shit kicked out of it every August during Gracia’s neighbourhood parties? Bono is rejecting the legitimacy of the army which guarantees in the last resort the survival of the state he elsewhere claims to be so keen on, while Barcelona politics is at least often openly anti-constitutionalist.
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David Millán notes that while autoodiar appears in neither the Spanish nor the Catalan standard dictionaries, it forms part of the