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SPAIN: Catalonia

John Wonder asks: "Has everyone forgotten the best Spanish thinker of all, Ortega y Gasset, and his magisterial essay "Espaņa invertebrada"? Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it". I share John's respect for Ortega y Gasset, whom I knew. However, many Catalans do not like him, one reason being that he said Castile had the "don de mando", the ability to command (govern).

Ronald Hilton - 7/30/02