Marisol Antonio Gades

There is a Manichean reconstruction of history that seems written by a bad-movie screenwriter B. According to her, good, real good, are those who opposed Franco’s dictatorship, do what they do. On the other side, the evil of the wicked are those who lived harm than good with the Franco regime, but had not done anything to perpetuate it. Just the opposite of what happened with the Franco regime’s propaganda, where the good guys were loyal to that regime’s abject and ill all red and Democrats, both of which came to mean the same for the oppressors of the time crazy . Now, in the awkward swing in history, the turn to present as the Maquis angelic beings, or the latest anti-Franco fighters after the Second World War. With ingenuity and voluntarism, those guerrillas believed they could topple the dictator to some countries that won the war they help out. Many of them longed for a utopian world that never knew, others thrown into the hills to lack of anything better to do, but they all were wrong. In Yalta, communists and democrats had divided Europe, and Spain was affected by any compromise and left to their fate.

Before such evidence, the PSOE and PCE in 1948 agreed to the dissolution of the maquis. Still there were people shooting took the Pyrenees and the mountains of Galicia until 1967, when the last survivor of that species crossed the border into France. Earlier in 1952, died in Galicia O Foucellas, after 16 years of clandestine life. In 1957 it was the turn facerias in Catalonia, a violent guerrilla was made without regard to directions; in 1960 to Quico Sabater and Caraquemada 1963, the last of that generation of fighters without hope. From the beautiful and tragic film Mario Camus The days of the past, and Marisol Antonio Gades (1977) to the current Pau Vergara, Memoirs of a guerrilla, they are all fond memories and tributes. But where does the fiery enthusiasm of men desperate and when it began a sordid brutality of banditry common criminals? From the late 50s is very difficult to discern. For this reason, the abstract idealization of maquis, maquis of all, it is not just another perversion of history that, for well-intentioned it was, only serves to distort. Enrique Arias Vega (Bilbao) is a Spanish journalist and economist.

Graduated from the University of Stanford, has been writing almost forty years. His articles have appeared in most of the Spanish newspapers in the Italian magazine “Terzo Mondo” and in the newspaper “News of the World” in New York. Among other charges, has been director of “El Periodico” Barcelona, “advancement” of Salamanca, and the release of “ABC” in Valencia and CEO of Grupo Zeta publications and adviser to several media companies . In recent years, he has alternated his contributions to newspapers, radio and television to literature, having won several awards in both tasks, including national gastronomic journalism “a lvaro Cunqueiro” (2004), the Short Novel “Ategua” (2005) and social journalism of Valencia, “Living” (2006). His recent books are a compilation of newspaper articles, “Spain and other impertinence” (2009) and one short story, “Nothing is what it seems” (2 008). He is the author, also, among other works, the novel “The Executive” (2006), which are already published three editions of “Going against the tide” (2007), “Valencia, between heaven and hell” ( 2008) and an anthology of sketches under the title “Personality of a lifetime” (2007).