May 21, 2011

SPAIN’S SOCIALIST UTOPIA mugged by reality. “Up until now, anti-government protests in Spain have been relatively few and far between, partly because of the strong ties that labor unions have with the ruling Socialists. But Spain’s nascent youth democracy movement is a spontaneous grassroots groundswell that is not left versus right but rather young versus old.”

UPDATE: Jose Guardia: Sorry, but those guys are no tea partiers. “From afar it’s tempting to romanticize the protests taking place in Spain right now, but they are not definitely a wakeup from Socialist utopia, but a call to delve further into it.”