The Guardian content mill has been pointed at Spain this week, Julian Glover was pointed at immigration in Olot, and he (or perhaps an El País bod on the ground) found that “Olot’s striking diversity is a mark of Spain’s tolerence [sic] of migrants“, and that Olot is, like, better than Vic and Perpignan.
Massive resources have been devoted to studying third-world migration into Europe over the past decades, and 15 minutes on Google Scholar might have delivered useful insights about stuff like the sociological makeup of the host and the incoming population, settlement size, 1st vs 2nd generation performance etc etc.
But content mills do keywords for thickos, not revelatory analysis for brilliant minds like yours, dear reader.
- Zapatero already more notorious than Chamberlain–in the US
John Chappell suggests (scroll quickly past the bizarre homophobic rant) that “pull a Spain” (“hacer una españolada“) is becoming the new
- Chinese government attacks on Marxists.org
Apart from principle, there are practical reasons to object strongly to attempts by the Chinese government (via BB) to damage and
- Why I facking hate personalised search
Me. Generally speaking I remember how to get back to all the important stuff I find, and if I’m still searching
- The Daily Mail on Jeremy Clarkson in Argentina
The great Jeremiad-caravan against the BBC’s raison d’être and the licence fee has been to Patagonia. That the Daily Mail managed
- My gods, my emperor, my town, my business
Key historical dates from an early 19th century Austrian almanac.