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Exhuming Franco

Spain's Second Transition

Sebastiaan Faber

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Geisteswissenschaften, Kunst, Musik / Geschichte

Beschreibung

What is left of Francisco Franco's legacy in Spain today? Franco ruled Spain as a military dictator from 1939 until his death in 1975. In October 2019, his remains were removed from the massive national monument in which they had been buried for forty-four years. For some, the exhumation confirmed that Spain has long been a modern, consolidated democracy. The reality is more complicated. In fact, the country is still deeply affected—and divided—by the dictatorial legacies of Francoism.

In one short volume, Exhuming Franco covers all major facets of the Francoist legacy today, combining research and analysis with reportage and interviews. This book is critical of Spanish democracy; yet, as the final chapter makes clear, Spain is one of many countries facing difficult questions about a conflictive past. To make things worse, the rise of a new, right-wing nationalist revisionism across the West threatens to undo much of the progress made in the past couple of decades when it comes to issues of historical justice.

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Schlagwörter

Antifascism, Populism, Historical Memory, Neofascism, Spain, Democratic Transition, Fascism, Transitional Justice, International Law, Spanish Civil War, Nationalism, Memory, Franco, Democracy, Dictatorship, Francoism, Media, History, Catalonia