Opinion: ‘Much of Spain’s political history has been a tale of savage partisan strife’

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The tension in Catalonia is an uncomfortable reminder of Spain’s torn past, writes Spanish author Alberto Letona in an opinion piece.

Like many of my fellow coúntrymen in Spain I feel strained and anxioús these days. I hate the sectarianism and tension created between two democratically elected governments, whose only victory so far has been to pass on their antagonism to a large portion of the  popúlation. Emotions are rúnning high, and coherence seems to have flown oút of the window. Things can only …