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OVERHEARD

Barcelona is a city where plenty takes place outside the home or workplace in full view of the public. The other day, on the edge of a hospital car park, I witnessed the awful sight of a naked young man,...

SPAIN’S PARADOX OF PLENTY

In 1934, early in his famous Study of History, Arnold Toynbee hypothesised that it is not abundance but the challenge of scarcity that, by eliciting an appropriate response, leads human societies to progress....

Morale is high

Two young Ukrainians reflect on the difficult times their country is enduring. One is in Kyiv and the other in Barcelona, but both are convinced that Ukraine can emerge victorious from this conflict

4,000 kilometres of solidarity

A humanitarian convoy of 16 vans returned to Catalonia from Romania with some 70 Ukrainian refugees

THE LAST WORD

Fighting the good fight

US World War II veteran Major Dick Winters is widely attributed with the quote: “Wars do not make men great, but they do bring out the greatness in good men.” Even if you’re lucky enough not to have...