Author Archive for Jorge Marco

How Two Pacifists Came to Support the International Brigades

November 6, 2021
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How Two Pacifists Came to Support the International Brigades

Is it possible to be a pacifist and support—or even join—a war? If our criterion is consistency, the answer is clearly no. Yet consistency, for good or for bad, is not a universal human trait.
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The Antifascist Tower of Babel: Language Barriers in Civil-War Spain

November 19, 2019
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The Antifascist Tower of Babel: Language Barriers in Civil-War Spain

The International Brigades were a hybrid bunch: multi-ethnic, multi-national—and multi-lingual: not everybody spoke everybody’s language. This posed serious organizational challenges for the Republican war effort.
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The Spanish Civil War (1936-1952): A Reinterpretation

August 5, 2019
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The Spanish Civil War (1936-1952): A Reinterpretation

The notion that the Spanish Civil War ended on April 1, 1939 is a convention that is as taken for granted—in textbooks, scholarship and the media—as, say, the date of Franco’s death, November 20, 1975. Yet the death of Franco is a fact, while the establishment of the end of the war in 1939...
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