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Spain wants to fine Franco apologists – the latest example of using laws to address uncomfortable history

By Sean Lang, Senior Lecturer in History, Anglia Ruskin University
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If you get to Spain this summer, watch your tongue. A careless word that could be construed as sympathetic to General Francisco Franco, who ruled Spain from his victory in the country’s civil war (1936-9) until his death in 1975, could land you with a hefty fine.

The proposed democratic memory bill, which will…


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