In English Voices From Spain

“Spain is stealing from us”

Excerpts from “El golpe posmoderno. 15 lecciones para el futuro de la democracia”, a book by Daniel Gascón, 20018, Penguin Random House Grupo Editorial. Collected by Juan Claudio de Ramón. Excerpts from Chapter 9:  “El discreto encanto del supremacismo“ “Spain is stealing from us”. —Alfons López Tena, Solidaritat per la Independència. “The Spanish state harasses […]

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En Español Voices From Spain

Respuesta a la carta al director de “The National” del profesor de la Universidad de Liverpool David Whyte y otros

Foto: Ian Froome | Unsplash Publicado originalmente en inglés: “There have been many dark days for Spanish democracy”. David Whyte y otros. The National y aquí  Estimados colegas: También nosotros somos profesores, en campos que van del Derecho a la Historia, las Ciencias o la Comunicación. Hemos leído su carta al Director de “The National” del 20 de […]

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In English Voices From Spain

My friend the teacher Oya

Originally published in Spanish. “Mi amigo el profesor Oya”. Francesc de Carreras. El País. 27th April 2018 Francisco Oya is a veteran history teacher in secondary education. He also has belonged for many years to the association Profesores por el Bilingüismo (Teachers for the Bilingualism), which was already defending a bilingual Catalan-Spanish model for the […]

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In English Voices From Spain

Instructions to become a dissident

Photo by Andre Hunter on Unsplash Originally published in Spanish. “‘Instrucciones para ser disidente”. Ricardo Dudda. Letras Libres 25th April 2018 On the day of Saint George, former Podem regional representative Albano Dante Fachín, who is very close to secessionist postulates (he buys the whole discourse but insists he is not a secessionist), wrote a letter that read: “Saint […]

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In English Voices From Spain

Spain as a pain in the neck

Photo: Hans Eiskonen | Unsplash Originally published in Spanish: “España como tabarra”. Félix Ovejero. El País. 20th April 2018 I’ll confess I’ve never managed to finish an article by Laín Entralgo. Especially when he kept circling Spain as a problem. It was not the author I was allergic to, but the subject matter. That is why Calvo Serer […]

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In English Voices From Spain

A General Case? Just more nonsense

Foto: Brian Wertheim | Unsplash Originally published in Spanish.“¿Causa general? Otra majadería”. Xavier Vidal-Folch. El País. 23th April 2018 The latest novelty coined by indy propagandists is that the state is prosecuting a general case [Causa General, in Spanish. The name of an infamous catch-all prosecution conducted in the early years of Franco’s dictatorship -TN] against secessionism, Catalanism, […]

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In Italiano Voices From Spain

Clara Ponsatí non è una combattente per la libertà ingiustamente perseguitata

Pubblicato originalmente in inglese: “Clara Ponsati is no freedom-fighting underdog”. The Scotsman 16 aprile 2018 Pur avendo vissuto in Gran Bretagna per oltre un decennio, ho una conoscenza limitata della storia di questo paese. Sì, ho visto film storici e serie TV e ho visitato luoghi emblematici, ma sono cose che difficilmente mi consentirebbero di […]

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En Français Voices From Spain

L’Espagne comme une rengaine

Photo: Hans Eiskonen | Unsplash Publié à l’origine en espagnol: “España como tabarra”. Félix Ovejero. El País. 20 avril 2018 Peu à peu, les clichés qui servent d’ancrage intellectuel se renforcent Je l’avoue, je n’ai jamais pu finir un article de Laín Entralgo [chercheur espagnol, prix Prince des Asturies pour la Communication et les Sciences humaines]. Surtout quand […]

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In Italiano Voices From Spain

Causa generale? Un’altra sciocchezza

Foto: Brian Wertheim | Unsplash Originale: “¿Causa general? Otra majadería”. Xavier Vidal-Folch. El País. La maggior parte dei cittadini indipendentisti vivono senza alcun timore giuridico o persecuzione fiscale. L’ultima novità coniata dai propagandisti indipendentisti sostiene che lo Stato stia istruendo una “Causa generale” al secessionismo, al nazionalismo catalano, contro la Catalogna. È una sciocchezza… anche se auspicata da qualche […]

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