Spain is different.

A German friend who lives in Hong Kong was visiting us in Spain this summer. One day he took off on his bike to visit the town of Trujillo, 80 km (50 miles) from Plasencia. When we met up for dinner that night he expressed his shock at what he had seen in the main … Continue reading Spain is different.

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La Ley de Memoria Histórica

“As a historian the hardest part of my job is that I am constantly building statues, as statues are the only way people learn about history.” –LibrarianShipwreck Humor, like the above tweet, is one way to combat all the insanity that is going on in the US at the moment. White supremacists and neo-Nazis are … Continue reading La Ley de Memoria Histórica

“This just in – Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead!”  –Chevy Chase, SNL (1/2)

I’m not much of a dumpster diver, but I recently spotted a cardboard box full of magazines next to a green wheelie bin in our neighborhood and I couldn’t help myself. I dragged it home, cracked open a beer, and sat down on the living room floor to inspect my haul. The box contained thirty … Continue reading “This just in – Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead!”  –Chevy Chase, SNL (1/2)