Here from Salvador Sostres is an excellent short history of the rise and fall of José Antich, Artur Mas’ political commissar on Godó’s state-financed La Vanguardia, and the scapegoat for Godó et al’s grievous commercial error of assuming that, because central government had never dared intervene to enforce the law in stuff like Spanish-medium education, independence would be a piece of piss. John Chappell told me once that during the Iraq War hysteria the Antich gang had called me, in print, a CIA plant, or some such, when all along I was actually working for a trench-coated clan of Albanian mafia dwarves. (They hated him too for being excessively close to the Kazakhs, but that’s another story.) May he (Antich, not Chappell) rapidly find new employment as El Cunt-Avorrit’s correspondent in Urgell.
Tom has worked out that C’s stands for chameleons and appears to be coming round to the view that a dramatic crunch is in prospect, given that Joe Public is not typically such a crafty, slippery bugger as Antich. I dimly recall a drunken conversation with someone a couple of years ago who believed that virtually everyone here habitually uses Catalan, while I was hard-pressed to think of any friends who did, and of course we were both right in a way. Here‘s an incredibly crude attempt to quantify the cultural tectonics. More research is needed.
- Perspectives for home schooling in Catalonia
It’s looking good, and who the hell cares if it’s unconstitutional?
- Catalan News Agency: Catalan is a Roman language
Saül Gordillo is the director of the Catalan state news agency, the Agència Catalana de Notícies. Appointed by ERC under the
- “Prussian Jews wanted to come back to Spain in 1854”
The story of the Moroccans with keys to houses in Granada is well known. La Cruz, The Cross, a Catholic periodical
- Can an independent trade union survive in Spain?
Or do they all live off the state in order to live at all? This re the emergence of an independent
- The strange case of Rafael Ramos
La Vanguardia’s London correspondent can’t write English, passes off fiction as fact and is a rampant plagiarist.