Catalonia Isn't Palestine

BARCELONA — Colorful “Yes” posters still hang from balconies here, testimony to the drama of the referendum that has put Catalonia through an emotional wringer. “Welcome to Spain!” said my host with a significant smile. He was born and still lives in Catalonia, but mainly speaks Spanish; he sympathizes with the demands for independence, but fears an economic collapse. He embodies the tangle of contradictions that hangs over Catalonia: It’s very wealthy, but complains of discrimination; its re...
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