Loved this passage in Santiago Alba Rico’s essay España:
One of Spain’s biggest tragedies is how often people have had to rebel against the poorly thought-out and condescending revolutions organized by the governing elites.
We are experiencing such a condescending revolution right here, so it hits close to home.
P.S. People often mention that when I talk about Spanish literature they begin to wish they knew Spanish. This makes me feel good because my whole professional life is dedicated to bringing books written in Spanish to the notice of as many people as possible.