It’s right there for us to learn from. Not facing history has terrible consequences. With the rise of right wing authoritarian Trumpism in America the long dead Spanish dictator Franco is being reborn. As Spanish political history professor at Oberlin, Sebastiaan Faber explains on the first part of this podcast, when Catalonia sought to secede from Spain, it triggered a reaction from the nationalist right wing. And when the new prime minister announced a plan to face the ugly history of Francoism and the Spanish Civil War by exhuming his body from the cathedral like Valley of the Fallen, again there was reaction from the right. Until recently, alone among European nations Spain had escaped the rise of the right. A battle over national identity has begun. And on part two we look at the hidden role of American women in the Great War (World War One).

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