Against the Grain

Against the Grain – November 4, 2014 – 12:00pm

Was what happened in Spain beginning in 1936 a civil war or a workers’ revolution? It’s called the Spanish Civil War, and it did pit Francisco Franco’s forces against a democratically elected government, but what George Orwell discovered when he arrived in Spain was “a revolution in full swing.” Adam Hochschild talks about the conflicts, their international context, and Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia.

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