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Catalans Fear "Franco-lite" from Madrid

In December, I spent nearly three weeks in Barcelona reporting on the parliamentary elections ordered by Madrid after the central government fired the Catalonian government in the wake of the October 1 independence referendum. 101 more words


Out with the old?

In 1975 Francisco Franco died and the city began to transition from being under a fascist ruler to becoming a democracy. During the time Franco was in power, some 300+ commemorative plaques were scattered throughout the city. 59 more words


Spiritual Life and Cinema

Above:  A Screen Capture from Bicycle Thieves (1948)


I am preparing to start my fourth year as the person who chooses films for the Spiritual Life Movie Series at my parish, St. 473 more words

Life In Athens-Clarke County Georgia

December 4 in history

306 – Martyrdom of Saint Barbara.

771 – Austrasian King Carloman died, leaving his brother CharlemagneKing of the complete Frankish Kingdom.

1110 – First Crusade: The Crusaders  662 more words


Professor Chase: Trotsky In Mexico Part II-(B)

Dear Readers:

Continuing this marathon, but first some housekeeping.  Here again is the link to Professor Chase’s 3-part monograph in Russian:

And here again is the litany of the order in which to read my posts which review and discuss his monograph: 2,016 more words

Russian History

Why the Spaniards won't stop arguing about their National Day

The 12th of October is the national day of Spain, also known as ‘Hispanic day’. The Royal family and politicians attend the national army’s parade, the public institutions and many companies are closed and there’s flags all over the place, loads of flags. 860 more words