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About Santiago Alba Rico

Santiago Alba Rico is a writer and essayist. After studying philosophy at the Complutense University of Madrid, he became the screenwriter of the legendary 80s television program "La Bola de Cristal" (The Crystal Ball), and has published more than twenty books on politics, philosophy and literature, as well as three children’s tales and a play. Since 1988 he has lived in the Arab world, translated the Egyptian poet Naguib Surur, and the Iraqi novelist Mohammed Jydair into Spanish. He regularly collaborates with different media (Público, Cuarto Poder, CTXT, Atlántica XXII and others). He is a former advisor of Podemos and was a Podemos candidate to the Senate.

Articles by Santiago Alba Rico

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

"Tecnologías: hemos substituido la sucesión por la simultaneidad"

Santiago Alba Rico reflexiona sobre la izquierda y la derecha, el conservadurismo, el reformismo y la revolución, así como sobre la televisión y los medios digitales. Entrevista, 2ª parte. English

"Yo no hablaría de nacionalismo, sino de comunitarismo"

Durante el Festival Transeuropa, entrevistamos a Santiago Alba Rico. Habló sobre el papel de los nacionalismos y los comunitarismos en la actualidad, sobre España-Cataluña, el 15-M y el populismo. Entrevista, 1ª Parte. English

“I wouldn’t talk about nationalism, but communitarianism”

Interview with the Spanish philosopher and Podemos Senate candidate, on the nation-state, nationalisms, populism left and right, conservatism, reformism and revolution, television and digital media. Long - 8,500 words.

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