Gilbraltar still a sore point between Spain and Britain
This is the heart of the feud: the Spaniards want to rule Gibraltar, claiming that the land is rightly theirs. Gibraltar scoffs, saying it has been ruled by Britain for nearly three centuries and is not about to trade down (as most people here view it). Britain, which has grown weary of the sniping and squabbling, has said, with an almost audible sigh, that it will respect Gibraltar's wishes.
Meanwhile, each year seems to give rise to a series of indignations and counterindignations between the t aggrieved parties, with the more dramatic complaints typically coming from tiny Gibraltar and its 30,000 residents. The disputes, all appear to agree, sometimes reek of the ridiculous, though there is some hope that will soon change.
comments powered by Disqus
- David Rosand, an Art History Scholar Whose Heart Was in Venice, Dies at 75
- NYT interviews Rick Perlstein about his book
- OAH issues a statement in support of the AP standards
- Daniel Pipes says in interview that the absence of anti-Israel protests in Muslim countries is highly significant
- A historian who studies China has discovered an overlooked angle in the debate about the Middle East. Could he have figured out a key reason for Iraq’s failure to defeat ISIS?