Thursday, October 05, 2017

Pepple on Catalonia

Philosopher John Pepple, who self-identifies as a leftist but is critical of the left's inconsistencies (hence the title of his blog), offers some good thoughts about Catalonian independence, including the idea that we shouldn't be cheering too quickly because the history behind Catalonia's current drive has its own particular traits.

I, for one, can see why Spain is desperate to keep Catalonia within the fold: it's one of the richest and most economically vital regions of the country, as well as the seat of politically and culturally significant Barcelona. Aside from that, I know little to nothing about the situation and its history, so I guess it's time to get reading.

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