The increase in prostitution both benefited Francoist
men who thereby slaked their lust and also reassured them that "red" women were a fount of dirt and corruption.
Six years earlier, after Franco's death, King Juan Carlos called on Suarez, a young Francoist
minister, to try to unite the two factions who were still in a sense fighting the 1936-1939 civil war, and indeed were further apart than ever after nearly 40 years of fascism exiled thousands of left-wingers.
he appears to have been a kind, sympathetic teacher more interested in spurring on minds than cloning young-fogey Francoists
When liberals and socialists initially leveled their charges against Franco and his regime, they conveniently evaded the charges that conservatives and Catholics, and not just Francoists
, could and did make against them.
Anderson (London School of Economics and Political Science) investigates the scale and brutality of these proceedings in the years 1939-1945, focusing in particular on the role of grassroots Francoists
in supporting and sustaining the work of the military tribunals and also investigating the fates of the victims following their prison terms, showing how they often were further criminalized, stigmatized, and marginalized through the efforts of the regime's supporters working together with Francoist
Silence was naturally their response as they shifted uncomfortably, thinking me to be crypto-fascist, as I had clumsily (rather than unknowingly) crossed the "don't mention the war" taboo mentality afflicting most Spaniards, whose parents or grandparents often fell on different sides of the republican and Francoist
camps--sub-categories of communists, democrats, socialists, anarchists and progressives on one 'side' and monarchists, Phalangist-fascists, the Catholic church, Francoists
and the axis powers on the other side.
When it was over, he read a poem by Federico Garcia Lorca, the Spanish poet "disappeared" by a group of Francoists