It is of course consonant with the amiable relationship between non-Hitlerian Spanish fascism (leftist progressivists too, but perhaps less) and the ~1492 diaspora – see Primo de Rivera, Ernesto Giménez Caballero, and the dictatorial decree of December 20 1924 which enabled the heroic labours of Ángel Sanz Briz. But there’s an amusing hypothesis that it is simply a counter to desperate Catalan attempts to gain international support for secession using a supposed Tel Aviv -> Washington -> Brussels chain of influence. And, unlike the entire population of the Rif (whose ancestors beheaded or otherwise did in one of Margallo’s at Annual) dusting off its keys to Granada real estate, there’s very little potential down-side.
- Ernesto Giménez Caballero and Catalan totalitarianism
It’s a commonplace that essential similarities exist between the programmes of the Catalan left and the Spanish extreme right (I’m thinking
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Something that’s been bothering me for a while: Every time a Brussels spokespoisson pops up and says that secession will leave
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The story of the Moroccans with keys to houses in Granada is well known. La Cruz, The Cross, a Catholic periodical
- Bullfighting and Germanic imperialism
As you know, Barcelona city council this week held a symbolic debate on whether to condemn bullfighting. During it, according to
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Plus a reasonable suggestion as to how to organise consensual secession referendums.