Tag Archives: Civil War

Where The Streets Have No Shame

Imagine a street called Hitler Street. Or a plaza name after Göring. Or a Himmler Way. Or a Pol Pot Avenue. Or seeing the Klu Klux Klan flag engraved on the wall outside a village church. In most parts of … Continue reading

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The Valley of the Fallen

“It’s Franco’s Valhalla,” a wry Scotsman once told me. “You have to go see it.” He was referring to the Valle de los Caídos (The Valley of the Fallen), a monument built by the victorious Falangist dictatorship to commemorate those … Continue reading

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