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Spanish Civil War
Spanish Civil War news and analysis from The Nation
November 18, 2021
We Need Barcelona’s Hidden Radical History Now More Than Ever
The 1992 Barcelona Olympics changed a city that in the 1930s wanted to change the course of world history.
December 28, 2020
How the Fight Over Spain’s Anti-Fascist Legacy Involves a Former ‘Nation’ Editor
Spain’s progressive government is protecting the tomb of Julio Álvarez del Vayo, foreign minister for the Republic during the Civil War and later a
editor. Spain’s right wing? They call him a terrorist.
July 25, 2017
Why Don’t Internationalists Care About Yemen?
Saudi-led airstrikes are creating hundreds of Guernicas a month in northern Yemen.
August 11, 2016
Welcome to Sunny Barcelona, Where the Government Is Embracing Coops, Citizen Activism, and Solar Energy
The city that resisted Franco is looking to its radical past to build a progressive future.
July 19, 2016
A Brutal Account of Colonialism in Africa Just Showed Up in the Most Unlikely of Places: Hollywood
Bet you didn’t know the latest Tarzan movie was based on this story.
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July 18, 2016
Spaniards Confront the Legacy of Civil War and Dictatorship
Four decades after the transition to democracy, families victimized by Francoist repression have organized in a quest for justice.
March 21, 2016
The Untold Story of the Texaco Oil Tycoon Who Loved Fascism
Franco’s fuel supplier didn’t live in Berlin or Rome. He lived in New York, and he worked in the Chrysler Building.
July 18, 2015
July 18, 1936: The Spanish Civil War Begins
“Not a method of keeping out of war but the establishment of a warless world must be our goal.”
December 30, 2013
Memory Politics: On ‘Franco’s Crypt’
To what extent does Franco’s rule still dictate contemporary Spanish culture?
January 6, 2011
Slide Show: A Secret Archive: Images From the Mexican Suitcase