Number 65 of the magazine directed by Javier Zarzalejos FAES publishes new issue of Cuadernos de Pensamiento Político

24/01/2020

    _Intervention of PABLO CASADO. Argument against institutional deconstruction and regime change

    _CATALONIA, crisis of authority and threat to the constitutional regime, by J. A. Olmeda Gómez

    _ THE EXCEPTIONALITY OF AN EXCEPTIONAL RIGHT. For a new conservative, open and heterogeneous liberalism

    _Does Europe Exits? by Josef Joffe

    _BLACK LEGEND, in the service of the spokespersons for the demolition of the Transition

     

Issue 65 of Cuadernos FAES de Pensamiento Político comes at a time of systemic change in the institutional architecture of our country, and as such, brings the reader first-hand experience of the best formed opinions on political, international, intellectual and cultural matters.

The Editorial Note deals with the unpredictable consequences for the constitutional regime of 1978 of the self-titled "progressive government" resulting from the exclusionary pact between Sánchez's populist socialism and the radical left of Podemos and the acquiescence of the pro-independence nationalisms. This opens up a horizon in which the institutional, moral and political backbone of Spain is in danger of being undermined by the power of the State itself. The task of the opposition is enormous. READ THE EDITORIAL.

The first text, A constitutional and democratic alternative to a socialism devoted to nationalism, includes the last intervention of Pablo Casado before the parliamentary groups of the Popular Party in Congress and Senate, and is a plea against the institutional deconstruction and regime change aimed at by the new government. It is also a firm commitment for the PP to become a reference point for the centre-right in defence of constitutional consensus and its institutions.

Catalonia in the Labyrinth of the Minotaur: a Broken Mirror in Fragmented Spain, by Political Science Professor José Antonio Olmeda Gómez, takes a pessimistic view of the solution to the Catalan question in the application of Article 155 by the Mariano Rajoy government and in the Supreme Court ruling that condemned the promoters of the political declaration of independence. He concludes by pointing out the obvious crisis of authority and the certain threat to the constitutional regime.

Juan Ángel Soto, director of the think tank Civismo, argues in The Exceptionality of an Exceptional Right for the need of a new conservative, open and heterogeneous liberalism, guarantor of freedom, the State and the international liberal order.

Professor and editor Joseff Joffe questions in ¿Does Europe Exits? the role of the continent in the international political scene. In his opinion, being on a par with the USA, China and Russia would only be possible with a geostrategic change that would configure a sovereign United States of Europe with a single security and defence policy. For his part, in Boris Johnson's Victory, analyst José Ruiz Vicioso studies the effects that the conservative absolute majority and the return to a two-party system could have on the question of Scotland and on the return to negotiations for the definitive exit of the United Kingdom from the EU.

Professor Alberto Priego in El laberinto político de Israel. Towards a third election to form a government, the skein of Israeli politics is unravelling, where the figure of Benjamin Netanyahu seems to be obscured by his legal disputes.

In Latin America: uncertainties and new challenges, Mateo Rosales Leygue analyses recent changes in a region where many nations have pending institutional consolidation of their democratic systems, mainly due to the involutionary process of '21st century socialism'. Argentina, Venezuela, Chile, Ecuador and Bolivia are paradigms of what it costs to implement liberal policies that promote development and redistribute wealth.

CULTURE NOTEBOOK. Black Legends
The cultural section of Cuadernos de Pensamiento Político approaches the burning issue of anti-Spanish black legends from a double perspective. Thus, Professor Manuel Álvarez Tardío maintains in Leyendas al servicio de la demolición that many of the destructive topics of Spanish culture and history are not foreign but cultivated by ourselves, and they are supported by the new generation of regenerationists who intend to demolish the political system of the Transition.

José María Ortega Sánchez contributes a complementary look in The Anglo-Saxon 'look' at the Hispanic world, an original article that denounces the falsehoods propagated by books such as Bolivar: American Liberator and Silver, Sword and Stone, by Marie Arana, of no historical value and blunders, but praised in the American press and later by its progressive spokesmen in Spain.

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