Monday, November 12, 2007

Juan Carlos

The little dustup in which Spain's King Juan Carlos asked Hugo Chavez why he would not shut up (which caused more frothing from the dangerous clown) is at one level simply funny.

But there is a larger story about two heads of state. Oliver Kamm paints a little of the history of Juan Carlos and how important he is to the Spain of today versus the Spain of my youth.

One of them thwarted a military coup; the other tried to launch one.


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