This article was written by Professor Navarro and published by the American magazine CounterPunch. It explains the historico-political context which has given rise to the appearance of Podemos in the country’s political spectrum. CounterPunch is the magazine with greatest circulation within the American progressive media. Professor Navarro writes in this publication quite frequently.
Article published by Vicenç Navarro in the blog of the London School of Economics, April 12th, 2013
Article published in Counterpunch, May 23rd 2012. Continue reading »
Interview by Laura Alvarez Soler of the Goldsmith University in London – to Professor Vicente Navarro Continue reading »
Published by Counterpunch on December 16th 2008
A social movement has been growing in Spain, breaking the 30-year pact of silence on the enormous atrocities and genocide carried out during and after the fascist coup led by General Franco. Continue reading »
Published on www.counterpunch.org, Septembre 2007
According to conventional wisdom in Spain and in the U.S., in Spainâ€™s transition from the Franco dictatorship to democracy, it was King Juan Carlos, with the assistance of the U.S. government (first the Ford administration, then the Carter administration),
who brought democracy to Spain. In this interpretation of events taking place from 1975, when the dictator died, to 1978, when the first democratically elected government was installed, the U.S. government actively supported the development of democracy in Spain.
The reality, however, was very different. As documented in a recent book by Nicolas Sartorins and Alberto Sabio, El Final de la Dictadura (The End of the Dictatorship), the U.S. government was not very keen on having full democracy in Spain. The primary, if not exclusive, concern of the U.S. government in Spain was to preserve its military and economic interests. Democracy in Spain was the least of its concerns. Continue reading »