Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Active History explores the Catalan referendum

The pro-Spain demonstration in Barcelona October 8, 2017

Given that Canadians tend to take a certain special interest in separatist referendums, kudos to Active History for providing better coverage of the Catalan secession crisis that most of our major media, AH has provided two fundamentally opposed interpretations in the last couple of days. 

I'm more of the view of Aitana Giua, who condemns the breakdown of democracy attendant on the Catalan government's referendum strategy while critiquing the malpractice of the Spanish government, than of Ben Bryce, who supports the Catalan independentists pretty much unconditionally, but you can read and learn from both historians.

Image:  The Independent

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