Scott has made a handy list of Trumpian walls being built across the still-smouldering Ottoman Empire, and a quick check reveals that none of them appear to be being built by Spanish contractors. Now, around Spain local governments are renovating, but more usually simply new-building medieval (Moorish) walls for the tourist trade (in monstrous contravention, BTW, of the 1964 Venice Charter for the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites). How poetic, as well as how lucrative, it would have been had they exported Al-Andalus to the source of our troubles!
- London housing, Catalan secessionism, the Middle East…
Kalebeul solves three crises at one fell swoop.
- French saw Spanish property crash coming
Apparently it’s quite well-known, but I only found it this morning in HG Bohn’s A hand-book of proverbs (1855), in the
- De Juana Chaos gets something right
I thought ETA’s man on the run had lost it when he went AWOL from a Subject Nation of an Evil
- April 15th 1954: Rab Butler and Orson Welles
The big news in La Vanguardia today is crucifixion, sacrifice, and the indomitable Spanish spirit, with the merest nod to Indochina.
- Me speakee inglés
Carles Miró’s new blog links to the defunct fum i estalzí, which I also used to read, and which carried Johnson’s