The dysfunctional nature of the current political system – and, in particular, of democracy – has been thrown into sharp relief by recent events in Catalonia.
There is a certain frame of mind that believes that secession by ethnic minorities is an absolute good in itself.
After the tragic events in Catalonia, Spain declared a three-day mourning. On Thursday, a minibus drove into a crowd of people in the touristic center of Barcelona - La Rambla street.
The Bourbon dynasty is regularly attacked by the left-wing liberals, especially the Spanish Socialist Workers Party. Its members are descendants of those who lost in the Civil War, fighting for the Republic.
After two general elections and 10 additional months of an institutional break, the president of the government in Spain has finally been determined.