June 2012

A Confused Country

I would like to know if the leading politicians in Spain today know their history. The principal postwar European leaders knew their history and this was why they began a project that today has become the European Union—to ward off the historical mistakes of the Old Continent. Has Mariano Rajoy read much about the 19th and 20th centuries? In Catalonia, Jordi Pujol built his leadership on a refined, precise and profound understanding of the great events of the past. History is essential for anyone who aspires to govern: history is what allows us to put …  

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