Globe Opinion
 

November 17, 2019

 
 
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What’s the matter with Spain?
What’s the matter with Spain?
 

Konrad Yakabuski

Konrad Yakabuski is a columnist for The Globe and Mail.

 
There may be nowhere on Earth more pleasant on a Sunday in late October than this vibrant Mediterranean port city. It seems a shame I am not here for the weather. Rather, what has drawn me to the Catalan capital is Spain’s increasingly fractured politics.

 
As I make my way toward the Placa de Catalunya, I melt into a crowd of thousands waving and wearing Spanish flags and hoisting placards that read: “Basta!” The 80,000 people who have turned out to show their support for Spanish unity have had “enough” of the escalation in political vitriol and violence that erupted here following the Oct. 14 conviction on sedition charges of nine Catalan separatist leaders for their roles organizing an illegal referendum in 2017.

 
 
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Letters to the editor
 
Nov. 16: ‘In a democracy, people with terrible views should not be censored.’ Readers respond to free speech versus cancel culture, plus other letters to the editor
Nov. 16: ‘In a democracy, people with terrible views should not be censored.’ Readers respond to free speech versus cancel culture, plus other letters to the editor
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Re Cancel Culture’s Lunacy: Equating Bad Opinions With Bad People (Opinion, Nov. 9): Columnist Robyn Urback does a good job covering what’s wrong with overlooking the goodness of people with bad opinions, but I think she doesn’t go far enough.

 
 
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