The NYT editorial Army Troglodytes in Spain is misguided and reactionary (as well as being factually inaccurate re Spain’s history and constitutional order). Troglodytes are good, forward-looking people whose choice of housing reflects a concern for energy conservation; unlike nomads, troglodytes rarely form armies and are generally nice, romantic things like shepherds, brigands and Ruby programmers.
- Destruction by the EU of pastoralism in the Balkans
This is one reason why large numbers of Romanian shepherds, shearers and others are ending up in Spain. There’s an interesting
- Factual or fucktual?
Humiliating linguistic error in PR for Arcadi Espada’s new online newspaper
- Ahistorical Albacete
Unlike Carlos, I’m actually rather fond of Albacete, and not just because its ugliness is on a smaller scale than Birmingham’s.
- Filth: progress
I’m still researching the new Filth walk, which I hope to market multilingually in conjunction with another blogger. One of the
- Time to end Barcelona ban on “right to dry”
We say we’re anti-nuclear and then buy electricity from the French; we say we care about water conservation while doing everything