What is democracy? The word has been too often used and abused on both sides

Photo credits: Catalunya Diari. In the photo above, pro-independence protesters hold a sign that reads “referendum is democracy”. The evening after the referendum, the Spanish central government pereived it as an attack on democracy, and the PM Mariano Rajoy, of the ruling People’s Party, went so far as to praise the national police for their actions. […]

Voting isn’t Democracy: the tipping point of the crisis that has plummeted Spain into chaos

Photo credits: Gabriel Bouys/AFP via Getty Images Spain is a democratic, developed country built upon recent historic turmoil. With the death of Francisco Franco in 1975 Spain began a tough transition into democracy, culminated by the creation of the Spanish constitution in 1978. A variety of factors have contributed to the recent crisis in Catalonia, […]