Posts Tagged: Catalonia
The old days of campaigning on left social democracy and ruling with careful centrism are over.
Again, the success of right-wing parties reflects less the rise of the right than the collapse of the center.
The new Spanish government has a mixed record on both austerity and regional democracy. To stay in power, it'll have to do better on both.
When it comes to demagogues and divisiveness, Trump has plenty of competition — in Europe, the Middle East, and all over our splintering planet.
Ireland is a small player, but it has much to teach its neighbors now suffering extremism, division, and debt.
From Catalonia to Kurdistan, long simmering regions are clamoring for their own states. But what good is being a state anymore?
Spain's Catalonia region votes for independence this fall. For some, it's a referendum on austerity policies that have crippled economies all over Europe.
The problems facing the Spanish left mirror the crisis engulfing Europe.
The 2016 vote may have been a disappointment to Spain's insurgent progressives. But they've proven they're here to stay.
Borders in Europe may appear immutable, but of course they are not.