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Catalonia: The Revolt of the Rich?

Kagarlitsky, Boris

Publisher:  CounterPunch
Date Written:  11/10/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article

The Catalonian rebellion, similar to Scottish separatism, is an uprising of the rich against the poor, the protests of a liberal society against the remnants of a redistributive social state.


Excerpt: Catalonia is often compared to Kosovo, Donbass, or even Crimea (where, as we know, the authorities separated from Ukraine, before they engineered the accession to Russia). A more correct comparison would be to Scotland, where nationalists also came to power and organized a referendum, which ended in a victory of the supporters of the unity with Great Britain. Finally, many recall Antonov-Ovseenko's analogy. During his time in 1930s in Spain engulfed in civil war he called Catalonia "Spanish Ukraine".


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