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DEMOCRACIES DO NOT SPY

Dehumanising opponents to the point of turning them into enemies is the best way to end up depriving them of their most basic rights. It starts by singling them out, then attacking and demonising them,...

On the up

The presenter of El Punt Avui TV’s The Week in Football, Barney Griffiths, analyses the situation at Catalonia’s leading clubs as they enter the final stage of the season

Golden apple

TV Series The creator of the famous Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes, returns to television with another period drama. In this case it is set in New York in the time period called the Gilded Age, a golden...

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....