August 19, 2015

A PEOPLE WHO THINK THEMSELVES A NATION ARE ONE:

Catalonia: a new country in the making? (JORDI SOLE I FERRANDO 19 August 2015, Open Democracy)

How did we reach the point of being just a step away from an independent Catalan state when only a few years ago independentists were a parliamentary minority?

Firstly, because Catalonia's strong sense of nationhood is shared by the majority of the population and rooted in a history of having its own language and cultural traditions. This is inextricably linked to the collective willingness of its people to build a common future.

Posted by at August 19, 2015 5:24 PM
  

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