Author Archives: David Roman

About David Roman

Communicator. I tweet @dromanber.

On the Use of Racism as Propaganda

Racism is real like a tree is real. Racial slurs, racial agitation, all that is real. Like anything else, it can be manipulated for political gain; racist incidents can be invented and propagated, accusations of racism (the deadliest there are … Continue reading

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En Cataluña, nacionalismo de Fukuyama

Carlos Esteban, El Perroflauta Reaccionario, ofrece un punto de vista interesante sobre Cataluña, sobre todo por lo novedoso. Su análisis se centra en el hecho constatable de que todos los gobiernos occidentales son, en la práctica, socialdemocracias con pequeñas diferencias … Continue reading

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A Puritan Theory of Racism

The Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek often jokes about the paradoxical nature of American progressive racism by using the example of the Native Americans. If these Americans, Native, are uniquely connected to Nature then, he wonders, does that make their remaining … Continue reading

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Una buena excusa para sacar banderas europeas

Esta foto, que llegó a la portada de algún periódico español, se ha convertido en quizá la peor imagen posible para el nacionalismo catalán: Son niños pequeños que parecen estar bloqueando una autopista. Niños, prácticamente bebés. Es difícil imaginar algo … Continue reading

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Top 10 Misconceptions about Catalonia

This is a blog about propaganda, so it’s only natural that we look at how propaganda distorts current events, and the separatist crisis in Catalonia remains pretty current; as always, I will try to steer clear from politics as commonly … Continue reading

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Recuerdos de mi visita al Ministerio de la Verdad de Cataluña: TV3

Hace ahora cuatro años que fui a Barcelona a reportar un artículo que planeaba escribir sobre TV3, que acabó resultando el más controvertido de mi carrera periodística (y lo dice alguien que entrevistó a Arnaldo Otegi cuando estaba encarcelado). El … Continue reading

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James Salter: the Writer’s Writer who betrayed all Writers (2)

I discussed how Salter achieved greatness in a previous post. This is about how he betrayed his gifts and fellow writers, and even literature, in his later years. After The Hunters (1957) and the similarly-themed The Arm of Flesh (1961), … Continue reading

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