Author Archive for Sebastiaan Faber

LA Times in Defense of Garzón

March 9, 2010
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LA Times in Defense of Garzón

Last month, the Los Angeles Times came in defense of Baltasar Garzón, the investigative magistrate from Spain who is threatened with suspension because of his attempt to investigate crimes against humanity committed under Francoism.
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El País Covers ALBA’s Role in Photo Mystery

March 9, 2010
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El País highlights ALBA's investigative work on a gift for President Obama. Click here for an English translation.
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Max Aub’s Civil War in English

March 6, 2010
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Max Aub’s Civil War in English

Max Aub was a novelist and playwright of remarkable originality who spent his live chronicling the conflict that had torn his country apart and catapulted him into exile. Almost forty years after his death, Verso has published Field of Honour, the first of Aub's 6-volume Civil War cycle.
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Mystery Photo: 
Gift to Obama Puts ALBA in the Spotlight

March 6, 2010
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Mystery Photo: 
Gift to Obama Puts ALBA in the Spotlight

Who is the young black International Brigadier in doughboy gear whose portrait the Spanish government hopes to give to Barack Obama? In November the Spanish press put out a worldwide call for help in identifying the man on this stunning photo by Agustí Centelles. It was a challenge we could not pass up....
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The War Before the Lights Went Out: An Interview with Helen Graham

March 6, 2010
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The War Before the Lights Went Out: An Interview with Helen Graham

On a Sunday evening in January Helen Graham, one of the most prominent English-speaking historians of twentieth-century Spain today, sat down to discuss her life-long fascination with the war, Spain’s attempts at “recovering” its historical memory, and the skewed way in which the war is still viewed by many U.S. scholars and intellectuals.
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