Damned If We Do, Damned If We Don’t

To understand the Derek Chauvin trial, we need to study the Spanish Civil War

Francesco Rizzuto
Apr 25 · 9 min read
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It’s an almost unreal analogy but we ignore it at our peril.

The Spanish Civil War of 1936–39 is written off by historians as merely a dress rehearsal for World War II. It’s an all-too-easy assumption given the chronology of events; however, had that…