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Saturday, 8 june 2013 | The Guardian

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Recommended article: Madrid's dangerous attempt to distort the history of the Spanish civil war (The Guardian)

We recommend the article "Madrid's dangerous attempt to distort the history of the Spanish civil war" by David Mathieson published in The Guardian.

Some excerpts: 

Explaining the past to shape the future is a basic tenet of any mature political process. Outside Spain, other European countries are increasingly able to face up to their own dark history. [...]  Yet in Madrid there is not a single information point or visitor centre attempting to tell the history of the civil war. The PP administration is unable to deal with the diversity of claims on the past and so it prefers to try and lock down any discussion at all.  

It is often said that history is written by the winners. But what is happening in Madrid is not just an asymmetrical exercise of historic memory. It is an intolerant, dangerous, dysfunctional way to treat the past and sits uneasily with the image Madrid likes to project as an open, diverse and transparent  city of the future.

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