In English Voices From Spain

The Invisibles

Originally published in Spanish: “Los invisibles”. Ignacio Camacho. ABC. 30 Oct 2017 Maladjusted. That’s how dissident Catalans of nationalism were described in a document seized by Civil Guard from one of Oriol Junqueras’ aids, arrested for organizing the illegal consultation on October 1st. Something like those “irrecoverable” evited from Stalinism that Jean Paul Sartre denounced […]

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Necessary and Sufficient

Por Miguel Aguilar. Letras Libres, November 2017 issue In the heat of the battle of Waterloo, nothing could be further from the young Fabrizio del Dongo than to imagine the mere possibility of those elegant balls that filled the hours at the Vienna Congress. These days, in Barcelona, the banging of pot and pans covers […]

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In English Voices From Spain

To curse

Originally published in Spanish: “Jurar en Arameo”. Aurora Nacarino-Brabo. The Objective. 2 Nov 2017 Accustomed to lie, with certain critical and commercial success, the Catalan government thought that he could dub to several languages the sitcom which is the Catalan process and export it to Europe. It would be like a sort of spin-off of […]

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In English Voices From Spain

Stuck between Action and Reaction

Originally published in Spanish. “Atrapados entre la acción y la reacción “. Ricardo Dudda. Letras Libres. 25 octubre 2017 It took five years for Mr Rajoy’s government to realize that the Catalan pro-independence movement matters. He neither offered dialogue nor negotiations; he did not offer alternative proposals either, when sovereignism was not yet rupturist and […]

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Credulità colpevole

Originale: “Credulidad culpable ”. Manuel Cruz. El País 01 Nov 2017 Una parte non piccola dei cittadini catalani ha accettato senza critica messaggi indipendentisti tossici. Se ora, alla luce della loro evidente infondatezza, non rivede le proprie posizioni, possiamo presumere che esista una decisa volontà di autoinganno Come si suol dire in questi casi, “le […]

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La démocratie espagnole en étude comparée

Publié à l’origine en espagnol: “La democracia española en perspectiva comparada” Pau Marí-Klose. Agenda Pública. 5 Nov 2017 Depuis quelques temps, l’État espagnol est sous les feux des projecteurs en raison des actions du gouvernement et des tribunaux relatives à la question catalane. Une des idées les plus répandues, proclamées aux quatre vents par les […]

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Playing by Ear

Originally published in Spanish: “Tocar de oído”. Manuel Arias Maldonado. The Objective. 6 Nov 2017 We talk much about the obstacle that, for the democratic government of contemporary societies, its complexity represents. And rightly so. But the Catalan crisis shows us that even the simplest aspects of democratic political organization constitute an endless source of […]

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