You think the Republicans are in a mess, look at Spain. They have been without a working government for years. The right is divided, the left is divided. Corruption is rampant. Catalonia wants to break off altogether. There are a lot of parallels and similarities to current US politics. What does this mean for the future of Europe, what does it reflect and foreshadow for the western democracies? Thomas Harrington, professor of Hispanic Studies at Trinity College explains.