#25N Finantial Times. Spain: Hollow victory. 26nov2012

Spain: Hollow victory

The Catalan parliament has a separatist majority but the chances of an independence referendum have faded

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Every year in Catalonia, there is a fiercely contested and passionately followed contest to build the highest human castle – castells of people piling up in giddy layers towards the sky, sustained by a mass of humanity bound tightly together underneath. It is an enterprise that requires extraordinary levels of collective confidence and common purpose and a mix of daring and derangement – qualities, perhaps, of a people determined to become the nation they feel they are.

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Posted on November 26, 2012, in BY COUNTRY, BY DATE, BY LANGUAGE, BY SOURCE, English, Financial Times, november 2012, United States of America and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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