Saturday, April 23, 2016


So do the filmmaker's sympathies lie with the Basques, the Spanish left, both, or others?


There's probably a conservative critique of Franco out there somewhere -- the wrong-headed nationalism that lead to the suppression of the Basques and so on. Would a Spain that emerged from a longer period of Communist control have been in better shape than it is now?

1 comment:

Woody said...

My own conservative critique of Framco is that he failed to leave the Spanish people with an ideology capable of continuing the basic order and conservative ethos of his regime. Thus the rapid degeneration after his death. In retrospect,Mir seems that he was mostly just interested in maintaining order.