Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Franco: Anatomy of a Dictator by Enrique Moradiellos

I.B. Tauris

Peter Hitchens: A New Biography of Francisco Francoby Enrique Moradiellos at First Things

Does Hitchens have a Romantic view of liberal democracy?

His rule was not Christian or lawful and could not possibly draw its authority from God, however much Franco might have liked it to. Its origins lay in violent rebellion against the legitimate government, always hard to square with scriptural views of authority. Franco’s state rested on a foundation of bayonets.

What modern nation-state doesn't rest on a foundation of bayonets? Please.

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