Monthly Archives: October 2017

History’s revenge

The Brexit sage rolls on. Only a minimal shift in public opinion against Brexit. Most seem to hope that the political theatre of the negotiations will result in an agreement of some sort. It is hard to see what that … Continue reading

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Repression and separatism in Spain

The action of Spanish police in repressing the Catalonian referendum will do more to stoke the fires of separatism than almost anything the Catalans have done. What is at stake here? First, a principle, the right of ‘nations’ to self … Continue reading

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