Thomas S. Harrington

Thomas S. Harrington is a professor of Iberian Studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut and the author of the recently released  A Citizen’s Democracy in Authoritarian Times: An American View on the Catalan Drive for Independence  (University of Valencia Press, 2018).

“New Corona Cases”:  A Phrase That’s Tells us Very Little, if Anything,  About the Actual Levels of Danger We  Face

Let’s Pretend

When Consumerism Locks Death and Diminishment Away in the Back Room

Technocrats  and Authoritarianism

The American Funhouse 

“New Corona Cases”: the Ultimate Floating Signifier

The Catalan Crisis Threatens to Reopen a Debate That the EU’s Power Brokers Thought They Had Long Ago Quashed

An Interview with Embattled Catalan President Quim Torra

Let’s Give Three Cheers for Those “Western Ears” 

Hong Kong: Their Head-Bashers … and “Ours”

Elections in Spain: Regime Maintenance Disguised as Democratic Vitality and the Possibility of Change

The Ghosts of Chauncey Gardner and Francisco Franco at the Trials of the Catalan Independentists in Madrid

The Unionists in Catalonia Turn to the Latin American Coup Playbook

The McCain Goodbye: The  American Baroque at Fever Pitch 

So Glad The Grown-Ups are Back in Charge in Argentina

Poli-Sci  and the Propagation  of “Promontory Views”  of Reality

What Nerve! In Catalonia They are Once Again Trying to Swear in the Coalition that Won the Most Votes

Big Media on Last Thursday’s Vote in Catalonia: “Never Mind”

Catalonia and the Art of Differential Diagnosis

The Baseless Myth of the Poor, Propagandized Catalans

Mario Vargas Llosa is the Perfect Poster Boy For Spanish Unionism

The Disingenuousness of the ‘Procedural Irregularities’ Position Against Catalan Independence

Last Sunday In Catalonia: Pirates 1, the Invincible Armada 0

Forced Takeover of Catalan Government Institutions by Spanish Police

The Whorehouse-on-the-Charles

Such a “Surprise” in the UK!

The Relentless Pulse of Pro-Israel Propaganda in Our Lives

Muslims are Very Strange People

“Risk”: a Sad Comedown for Laura Poitras

Colin Kaepernick and the Death of American Democracy

Lessening the Zionist Grip on the Power to Name


Alan Dershowitz’s “Advice” to Black Lives Matter

Europe’s “Bought Journalists”

Imperial Math: Counting the Dead

Zionism and Campaigns of Delegitimization: a Very Rich History Indeed

The Sad Spectacle of the Whining Don: the Thug-in-Chief Throws His Vassals Under the Bus

Are US Relations With Israel a Proprietary Matter? The People at PBS’ Frontline Seem to Think So

The New “De-Rad” Meme, or the Pathologization of Predictable and Readily Comprehensible Political Sentiments

Laughter, Forgetting and Cynicism in Paris: Kundera, Obama and the Climate Talks

Jeff Jacoby of the Boston Globe and the Death of Ezra Schwartz

Are We Really at War Against Islamic Extremism?

US Caught Faking It in Syria

Is Open-Ended Chaos the Desired US-Israeli Aim in the Middle East?

Defend the Constitution? Who, Me?

Israel Has Been “Singled Out” in the US for a Very Long Time

Beating Stalin’s Corpse in Spain

The Trials of Hannah Arendt

Obama’s Dog Whistle Politics

Take Responsibility for My Vote and Its Policy Consequences?