What happens when democracy fails to deliver? What happens when people give up on democracy? What happens when a majority or militant minority decide that
Yesterday’s election victory for Catalan separatists, including humiliating losses for the ruling center-right Partido Popular, denotes yet another setback for the grand project of European
At the moment everyone is pitching in on the situation in Catalonia as the real story. Having held a referendum on independence, in defiance of
Catalan independence is not worth dying for. The region is not suffering oppression nor is it colonized. The Catalan independence movement is being driven by
Things are in unchartered waters, crisis conditions a long way from resolved. Both sides have polar opposite values. Pro-independence Catalans want their democratic rights upheld.
Following a secret ballot, MPs in the Catalan parliament declared independence from Spain, with the regional leader Carlos Puigdemont saying the people had completed “a
Asked to name the defining attributes of the America we wish to become, many liberals would answer that we must realize our manifest destiny since
Call it theatre of the absurd – with a lethal subtext. Under pressure from all corners – even Donald Tusk, president of the EU Council