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Homage to Catalonia by George Orwell
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Celebrity Death Match Special:
Homage to Catalonia versus 1984


Catalonia

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October 1, 2017 – Shelved
October 1, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
October 1, 2017 – Shelved as: celebrity-death-match

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message 1: by Jim (new)

Jim This is a tough one. Autonomy for group identity and ethnic pride?

My first visit to Barcelona was in 1990. We met a friend of a friend who told us all about Catalan history and the oppression suffered under franco. A terrible history!

What I wonder is how oppressed do 21st century Catalans feel to make them seek secession? My last visit was 2005, and so I'm out of touch with the region. Anyone with up to date info on why the secession and why now?


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

Jim said; "What I wonder is how oppressed do 21st century Catalans feel to make them seek secession?"

It may not be a matter of feeling "oppressed." It might be more a one-step-away-from-puking disdain.

WHERE'S FRANCO WHEN YOU NEED HIM?


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