If you’ve watched the news lately or just even flipped through the in-flight magazine on a European budget airline, you probably know about the Autonomous Region of Catalonia’s drive to secede from the Spanish State. If not, the nutshell is that the regional Catalan government is calling for a non-binding referendum to decide the issue on November 9th, 2014. The Spanish government’s response is essentially, “It’s the 21st century. You’re not a country. Suck it. And forget about that whole right to free determination thing in the UN charter while […]

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