Monday, February 11, 2013

Coffee for nobody: Catalunya, la crisis and the end of Spain?

  

It seems strange for a nation famed for its exuberance, but Spain's national anthem, La Marcha Real, is one of only two wordless anthems in the world. It seems strange, but this reluctance to declare what Spain stands for and where it came from speaks volumes about the country's discomforting recent past, and its increasingly volatile present. 
La Marcha Real was not always wordless. Until the country's fascist dictator, Francisco Franco, died in 1975, it was full of the patriotic bombast that characterises most national anthems. The words were removed in 1978, during the country's uneasy transition to parliamentary democracy. As a mark of this uncertainty, nothing was written in their place.
I wrote the cover story for The National's weekly Review section last week, about what the Catalan push for independence means. Photos for that piece by the superlative Dave Stelfox, and you can read some of Carlos Delclós's terrific writing (in English) from Barca here.

Also, if you missed it, my November essay/reportage for The New Inquiry about the Spanish general strike, also republished in Salon here (The New Inquiry version is better, cuz it's accompanied by my strike pictures - also, you should subscribe, it costs a ridiculous $2 a month). I'm in Spain again at the moment, working on The Village Against The World, to be published by Verso this autumn.

19 Comments:

Blogger Maite said...

Hi there,
I recently came up with your blog and I think you have many interesting articles.I am from Spain and I am really concerned about our current political and economical situation. It is the first time I found a foreign blogger writing about that and it is impressive and interesting to read about it in your objective words. I was wondering if you would be interested in sharing your posts on Glipho? I bet that our users would be very interested in your stuff! It's a quite new social publishing platform, where you can connect to every social network accounts, really easy to use it and communicate with your followers and a good way to get exposure! In additional, you are able to import the posts from your blog in a super-easy way without affecting it at all.

Please, have a look and take a tour to know more about http://glipho.com/ and if you feel like it, in one click you can set up your account!

I hope you will join our Glipho community soon.

All the best,

Maite

10:06 AM  
Blogger sizzz said...

The program is considered as the most popular Spanish language program formed by Mauricio Evlampieff. This program promises that you will be able to speak Spanish naturally and confidently in just three months. What is inside the course? As stated on the Rocket Spanish, this program covers various services and learning strategies.

4:51 PM  
Blogger sizzz said...

This comment has been removed by the author.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous marble mantels said...

It is really nice feel to see this photo.
- Herman Swan

12:00 PM  
Anonymous Toko Sepatu Grosir said...

oh nooo... that's so awesome.. greatt

10:00 AM  
Anonymous Toko Sepatu Grosir said...

It is really nice feel to see this photo. give me more

4:01 PM  
Anonymous Canny Coffee said...

Nice post

10:29 AM  
Blogger John Michle said...

Some facts and other points given here are quite considerable and to the point as well would be so far better to look for more of these kind.

Construction Service Management Software

9:28 AM  
Anonymous vipbet88.biz said...

Terima kasih nih sudah share informasinya.
Semoga semakin sukses.

4:03 AM  
Anonymous vipbet88.asia said...

Terima kasih sudah berbagi informasi,
isi beritanya bermanfaat dan menarik. Sukses selalu

4:04 AM  
Anonymous agenvip.net said...

makasih ya mind udah boleh komen..
moga admin makin ganteng :D

4:05 AM  
Anonymous rajajudionline.com said...

Terima kasih banyak untuk informasinya
senang bisa berkunjung.

4:05 AM  
Anonymous winsbola.com said...

Informasinya sangat bermanfaat dan menarik terimakasih

4:06 AM  
Anonymous dewavgs.com said...

sukses selalu. semangat !!

4:06 AM  
Anonymous bdo168.com said...

terimakasih informasinya sangat membantu

4:06 AM  
Blogger linda agustina said...


Numpang Promo ya cici / koko ^_^

Segera gabung di DewaDominoqq , Agen Poker dan Domino Terbesar se-Indonesia
100% FairPlay!!

DewaDominoQQ >> https://goo.gl/mFX8Bc

Minimal Deposit & Withdraw IDR 15.000
Bonus TurnOver 0.5 % Setiap Hari
Bonus Referral 20 % Seumur Hidup
Akses ke 7 Game Hanya dengan 1 ID

Tunggu apalagi ayo segera join DewaDominoQQ
Register : https://goo.gl/UNouGB

Ayo dicoba juga Game kami yang lain :
** Fish Hunter **
** Sabung Ayam **

Bila anda mempunyai pertanyaan langsung saja hubungi kami via :
LiveChat : https://goo.gl/7iitCO
LINE : dewadominoqq
BBM : 2B5E9CDB
WhatsApp : +85593827759
YM : dewadominoqq@yahoo.com
Twitter : @dewadominoqq
Fanpage : https://goo.gl/H515Qd

5:19 AM  
Blogger PAK HERLAN DI CIREBON said...

Dulu saya tidak percaya sama bantuan dari paranormal tapi sekarang saya sudah percaya awalnya saya ragu untuk pasang nomor togel dari Mbah Budi Hartono tapi saya pikir tidak ada salahnya untuk mencoba dan setelah saya menghubungi Mbah Budi Hartono saya minta bantuan melalui angka jitu 4d sama beliau dan saya benar-benar sudah membuktikan sendiri saya akui bahwa Mbah Budi Hartono bisa merubah kehidupan saya dalam sekejap awalnya saya sangat miskin makan pun susah alhamdulillah dengan bantuan Mbah Budi Hartono saya bisa merubah kehidupan saya jauh lebih baik dari pada sebelumnya beliau membantu saya melalui angka ghaibnya syukur menang 370.juta saya sangat berterima kasih kepada Mbah Budi Hartono atas bantuannya dan saya menyapaikan kepada saudarah-saudarah yang butuh angka ghaib hasil ritual ingin merubah nasib seperti saya hubungi Mbah Budi Hartono di 085 256 077 899 atau kunjungi website di bawah ini
KLIK DISINI ANGKA JITU 2D 3D 4D 5D 6D

11:12 PM  
Blogger Janda Muda said...

Tikuspoker agen judi online terbaik dan terpercaya di Indonesia Hadir dengan 7 jenis game di dalam sehingga para member dapat memilih game yang ingin dimainkan.
Dengan minimal deposit Rp 15.000 dan withdraw Rp 15.000
Game yang tersedia di TikusPoker:
AduQ | BandarQ | Capsa Susun | Domino99 | Poker | Bandar Poker | Bandar Sakong

Deposit yang rendah para member juga bisa mendapatkan jackpot hingga ratusan juta rupiah.
Kami juga menghadirkan beberapa bank ternama di Indonesia.
BCA | BNI | BRI | Mandiri | Danamon

TikusPoker juga menghadirkan Hot Promo kepada member yang bergabung bersama kami
-Bonus Referral 10% + 10% Seumur Hidup
-Bonus Turn Over 0,5% !!
-NO ROBOT & ADMIN
-100% Fair Play Member Vs Member
-Proses Deposit & Withdraw 2 Menit

Link pendaftaran ==> https://goo.gl/6cwewk
Untuk informasi lebih lanjut bisa hubungi Livechat kami ya bos/ PIN BBM D8D6FCFC

7:25 AM  
Blogger monica chandra said...

Yuk Gabung Di Bolacasino88.com
Dapatkan Promo Deposit 100% Sportsbook
Minimal Deposit Promo 100% Sportsbook Rp 300.000
Maksimal Bonus Sampai Rp 500.000
Dapatkan Juga Promo Menarik Lain nya !!!

Untuk Informasi Lebih Lanjut Silahkan Hubungi CS Kami Di :

- No Tlp ( +855962671826 )
- BBM ( 2BF2F87E )
- Yahoo ( cs_bolacasino88 )
- WhatsApp ( +855962671826 )

Baca Juga Prediksi Togel Dan Prediksi Bola Tanggal 03 November 2017 :

http://prediksitoto.online/prediksi-togel-hongkong-3-nov-2017/
http://prediksitoto.online/prediksi-togel-sydney-03-nov-2017/
http://prediksitoto.online/prediksi-togel-genting-03-nov-2017/
http://prediksitoto.online/prediksi-togel-milan-03-nov-2017/
http://prediksitoto.online/prediksi-togel-pattaya-03-nov-2017/
http://prediksitoto.online/bola-parlay-campuran-malam-ini-3-4-nov-2017/

3:25 AM  

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home