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Corbyn! Trump! Brexit! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting. TALKING POLITICS is the podcast that will try to make sense of it all. Each Thursday, in Cambridge, David Runciman will talk to the most interesting people around: novelists, comedians, historians, philosophers - and even a few politicians - and ask them what they think is going on... Democracy is feeling the strain everywhere. What might happen next? How bad could it get? As the crazy stuff happens, TALKING POLITICS will be on it. It’s the political conversation everyone is having: please join us.

TALKING POLITICS David Runciman and Catherine Carr

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Corbyn! Trump! Brexit! Politics has never been more unpredictable, more alarming or more interesting. TALKING POLITICS is the podcast that will try to make sense of it all. Each Thursday, in Cambridge, David Runciman will talk to the most interesting people around: novelists, comedians, historians, philosophers - and even a few politicians - and ask them what they think is going on... Democracy is feeling the strain everywhere. What might happen next? How bad could it get? As the crazy stuff happens, TALKING POLITICS will be on it. It’s the political conversation everyone is having: please join us.

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4.3 de 5
7 valoraciones

7 valoraciones

JiffyJeffy ,

Great

The podcast is well produced, well written, and thoroughly entertaining.

kyla51a ,

insightful

Insightful and topical, could be a little more wide ranging but it's the best we've got right now on UK politics

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Really disappointing!!

The chapter about Catalonia, I’m sad to say, was just too basic, really superficial. How can anybody talk about “the Catalans” as if they were a single and compact unity, instead of talking about Catalan nationalists and Catalans unionists (who feel Catalan and Spanish at the same time, and who are, by the way, the majority). Why did anybody explain how many voters backed the present Catalan government? Not even two million out of a population of 7,5 million and 4.115.000 voters). But who protects the rights of the “silent majority”, who also feel Spanish but don’t dare to speak out?

And let me tell you, what a lack of knowledge of history by the historian! Catalans have never been independent, in contrast to Scotland, which had been a Kingdom for many centuries. Catalonia wasn’t forced to become part of Spain, it was part of Aragon (but England conquered Wales, Ireland and tried unsuccessfully to conquer Scotland for many centuries, too). So the UK is the result of a pact and Spain the result of the use of force?
And he should know that in contrast to what nationalist mythology teaches, 1707 doesn’t mark the year they tried to break away from Spain, it was a civil war in Catalonia too, with the Government of Catalonia fighting for one (Habsburg) candidate to the Spanish throne and other Catalans fighting for the Bourbons as their candidate to the same throne, to which both (Catalan) sides showed utter loyalty.

But do you know what is really shocking? The fact that you are incapable of recognizing what nationalism has meant throughout the history. And Catalonia is unfortunately no exception, I’m afraid (the identification of an enemy, the manipulation of history to appear like victims, the use of language and the control of media as a weapon for dividing families and friends, the use of public money to further their cause at any cost, the indoctrination of school children...).
I wonder why especially the European left feels sympathy to the now second richest region in Spain when refusing to share its wealth with the poorer regions? Would you feel sympathetic with London if it refused to transfer part of its wealth to the other regions of the UK and wanted to break away in order to avoid Brexit?
Finally have you never thought about the fact that there are also Catalans living in the South of France, in a far more centralized state, and still they only feel French?

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