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.
A drunk-sounding Peacock Band playing accordions, bones, and mouth organs in a pub in Chelsworth, Suffolk the early 1970s.
Party political prejudice, or yet more historical memory bollocks?
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.
German and Spanish approaches to rehabilitation of what may or may not have been anti-fascists.
The Santa Majestat in Caldes de Montbui.