Idealism vs realism as a Stalinist hack copes with the Italian bombing of Barcelona but struggles to explain why Moorish peasants are slaughtering Spanish workers in the battle for Madrid.
A borrowed verdict on the current public utterances of Spanish officials, and a suggestion that the Catalan national question may be about to be resolved in the same way it was in 1918-23.
The relative awfulness of, and defining differences between, English and Spanish justice.
Nominations for the noblest British fighter in a Spanish war, and speculative revisions of the history of two idiot idioms.
An etymological hop from kite-flying with Juan Marsé back to Concha Piquer’s greatest hit.
The Popular Front’s Patent Baldness Remedy.
There is no statistical evidence for claims that the Franco government worked for Real Madrid and against Barça.