[A-List] Spain: spectre of civil war
Michael.Keaney at mbs.fi
Mon Jul 22 01:56:54 MDT 2002
Mac Stainsby writes:
I would have to say that the title of this thread is rather breathless and
There will be no civil war, not immediately, nor for anything other than the
immiseration of the modern workers.
Perhaps you are being breathless in being so misled. In fact the title is supposed to convey the lingering spectre of the Spanish Civil War of the 1930s, as communities begin to come to terms with the losses inflicted upon them by Franco at that time and subsequently. It seems to have taken long enough, even with the demise of the Franco regime, for this accounting with history to have taken place. All despite a supposedly "Socialist" administration during the 1980s.
Spectres tend to refer to the past. When I think there is any likelihood of civil war in Spain in the near future, I'll be sure to use a word like "prospect" in any thread title.
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