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PAX, LUX ET VERITAS SINCE 1965
Topic Spain Category: General
Created by John Eipper on 08/26/10 5:02 AM

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Politics ... (Ronald Hilton, USA, 02/01/99 5:50 pm) These memos have often commented on the dignified behavior of Spanish politicians, and I surmised that they were afraid that political unrest could provoke anoth ...
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Spain: A Reason To Rejoice ... (Ronald Hilton, USA, 12/04/98 5:52 pm) Spain has good reason to rejoice. It has just celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the 1978 constitution. For two days the congress was open to the public, attracting crowds. Th ...
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Conquest and Reconquest ... (Ronald Hilton, USA, 11/23/98 5:54 pm) Spain faces a public relations dilemma.  It is striving to rehabilitate the Spanish monarchy, symbol of the Reconquest of its territory from the Moors and of the conquest of ...
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The Past Does Not Exist ... (Ronald Hilton, USA, 10/29/98 6:01 pm) In Germany ex-Nazis and ex-Communists keep quiet about their past, which Germans do their best to forget.  The situation is the same in Spain.  Two stories ran together. ...
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Spain and the Monarchy ... (Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/28/98 6:05 pm) < The presidency of Bill Clinton has its problems; a hereditary system has others, whether it be a monarchy or a country in which the son simply succeeds his father. When I was in Spain in ...
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Religion ... (Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/25/98 6:06 pm) Recent memos have pointed out the symbolic importance of events in Spain. Now the Saints come marching in, or rather treading gently. The most notorious remark of Republican Prime Minister Man ...
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Phillip II ... (Ronald Hilton, USA, 08/16/98 6:08 pm) Phillip II What do the vociferously anti-papal Ian Paisley and Philip II have in common? A lot. Philip II married Bloody Queen Mary of England, who burned Protest ...
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Political Theater ... (Ronald Hilton, USA, 06/27/98 6:45 pm) King Juan Carlos has just celebrated his saint's day--Saint John's--amid demonstrations of public affection. He has a little more power than Queen Mary of Britain, except that he may preside ...
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Spain and the Jesuits ... (Ronald Hilton, USA, 06/26/98 6:41 pm) A big question in Central America is the role of the Jesuits, but historically they have loomed much larger in their homeland, Spain. They are the most educated and enligh ...
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Lincoln Battalion ... (Ronald Hilton, USA, 05/18/98 6:47 pm) Stanley Payne, a leading specialist on modern Spain (his e-mail nickname is Spayn!) calls attention to a new book published by the University of Wisconsin Press: William Herrick, Jumping the Line, ...
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Cuba, Spain, Mexico ... (Ronald Hilton, USA, 04/30/98 6:47 pm) A Spain-Cuba-Mexico axis is forming, discreetly unfriendly to the United States. The three countries are part of the Iberian Community, and in addition they are united by bi ...
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George Washington Brigade ... (Ronald Hilton, USA, 04/19/98 6:49 pm) The Spanish Civil War caught me in Spain doing research. I was ordered out after the first siege of Madrid, and I left cursing both houses. When people learn that I was in Spain during the Civi ...
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Spain and the Americas ... (Ronald Hilton, USA, 04/18/98 6:50 pm) At the Assembly of the Americas in Santiago de Chile, President Clinton had the handicap of not having received fast-track authority from Congress. A number of the delegates conde ...
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Language & Politics ... (Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/16/98 6:51 pm) The use of language issues for political purposes is a global problem. In a memo on France, we discussed the use by politicians of women's demand for gender-recognition in tit ...
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Ramon y Cajal ... (Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/16/98 6:51 pm) Nobel Prizes are a mixed blessing. Scientists often get credit for work done by their teams. One such laureate in a conversation with me dismissed scornfully the Nobel Prizes in literature, sayi ...
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Spain: The Language Problem ... (Ronald Hilton, USA, 03/15/98 6:52 pm) Language is an important factor in national unity, which is threatened by a linguistic babel. Spanish, or Castilian, was carried from Castile to Andalusia and the New World with the advance of the c ...
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Spain: The Basque Provinces ... (Ronald Hilton, USA, 11/22/97 6:53 pm) Our highly esteemed vice-chairman Professor David Pike of the American University of Paris has sent me a fat envelope decorated with the artistic stamps France still produces. One reproduces a beaut ...
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Spain and Federalism ... (Ronald Hilton, USA, 10/21/97 6:53 pm) The Spanish regional problem has wide implications for other countries like Great Britain which are struggling with similar constitutional issues. So are Canada, Italy, Central America, and that ...
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