Soon after the death of Franco, Spain began an experiment with censorship that brought graphic sex and nudity to mainstream cinemas.
A strange coincidence of historical circumstances in Spain could, taken together, help to bring about a resolution to the crisis in Catalonia.
The former president of Catalonia is in a German prison, awaiting possible extradition to Spain where he faces charges of rebellion.
The single biggest party was anti-independence but together, the pro-independence bloc is stronger.
Want to understand the Catalan election? You need to go back a long way.
Why the international law of self-determination does not support Catalonia's claim of an international right to independence from Spain.
We need to educate ourselves daily if we aspire to live peacefully in a multicultural society.
Barcelona has become the test case for separatists Europe over.
After declaring independence, regional leaders stand accused of rebellion, sedition and embezzlement. But what does that mean?
The situation in Catalonia is ripe for widespread civil disobedience against the Spanish government.
Why the Spanish Prime Minister keeps choosing a strategy of confrontation.
An ousted leader, a divided electorate and the risk of further violence pile on the tension ahead of the December vote.
Just because the constitution says secession is illegal, it doesn't mean it is under international law.
Move by the senate in Madrid came just after the Catalan parliament voted for independence.
Bid for Catalonian independence brings return of a divided Spain.
Devoting all energies to fight over an imaginary border deflects attention from the real issues.
The Spanish government is dealing with the Catalonian secession movement in entirely the wrong way. But what would getting it right look like?
Winning an independence referendum is the simple bit – It's no easy trick to assert yourself on the world stage.
An expert explains why the EU is ill-equipped to handle a problem like Catalonia.
Despite the peace and prosperity brought about by the EU, it continues to be seen as remote and antidemocratic. How can this be fixed ? One possibility is the creation of a Commissioner for Happiness.