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Full text of Mario Vargas Llosa’s resignation letter from PEN Club International

Photo by Joanna Kosinska on Unsplash Originally published in Spanish: “Carta íntegra de la renuncia de Mario Vargas Llosa al PEN Club Internacional”. Mario Vargas Llosa. ABC.   Madrid, January 22nd 2019. Mrs. Jennifer Clement, president of PEN International Esteemed Jennifer, I hereby surrender my irrevocable resignation from PEN International, of which I was president […]

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An interview to Joaquim Coll: “The exclusion of Spanish in the schools is a nonsense”

Originally published in Spanish: «Entrevista a Joaquim Coll: “La exclusión del castellano en la escuela es un despropósito”. Óscar Benítez. El Catalán.es. 1st January 2019 The historian Joaquim Coll (Barcelona, 1967) was vice-president of Sociedad Civil Catalana and one of the promoters of Federalistes d’Esquerres. Also a columnist, he currently writes for media such as […]

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Judicial authoritarianism and political sciences

Photo by Johannes Hofmann on Unsplash Originally published in Spanish: «Autoritarismo judicial y ciencia política”. Fernando Jiménez Sánchez. El Mundo. 24th December 2018 Spanish politics has given the world some widespread words such as liberal, guerrilla or pronunciamiento, to mention the most famous. The latest creation of the Spanish genius is the phrase “judicial authoritarianism”. […]

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Inebriated political scientists

Photo by Snowy Vin on Unsplash Originally published in Spanish: “Politólogos borrachos”. José Ignacio Torreblanca. El Mundo. 15th December 2018 Doctors do not intentionally harm their patients. Reporters do not make up news. Police agents do not fabricate evidence. Judges do not accept bribes. Each profession has a Hippocratic core which they can not violate. What about political scientists? […]

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The nationalism of Torra and Milosevic is the only thing that binds Catalonia and Slovenia together

Photo by Jean-Guy Nakars on Unsplash Originally published in Spanish: “El nacionalismo de Torra y Milosevic, lo único que une a Cataluña y Eslovenia”. Ana Alonso. El Independiente. 10th December 2018 “The only thing that binds Catalonia and Slovenia together is the essentialist nationalism of Torra and of the Serbian leader Slobodan Milosevic”, says Ruth Ferrero-Turrión, professor of Political […]

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Catalunya versus Cataluña*: the Groundhog Day

Photo by Adrien Olichon on Unsplash Originally published in Spanish: «Catalunya versus Cataluña: el día de la marmota». Marco Hulsewe. Expansión. October 5, 2018 The author writes about the degeneration of politics and social coexistence in Catalonia one year after the secessionist coup d’état of October 2017. Between September 6th and October 27th, 2017, we lived the first […]

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