We recommend the following article, originally published in the newspaper El Punt Avui on February 10th, 2014, by Dr. Imma Tubella. The English and French versions were translated from the original Catalan version by Patrick Roca.
After September 11th, 2014 and the success of the Catalan Way to independence, I had frank discussions with my colleagues at the College of Global Studies in Paris. They said that they could not understand why, after the model transition that had transformed Spain into a modern and open democracy, Catalans were closing themselves off and dangerously going back to tribal identities at a time when Europe is threatened by the emergence of populist movements and the surge of the extreme right. [+]