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