Posts Tagged ‘Spanish Civil War’

The Spanish Civil War, Cartooning, and the Cultural Imagination: No Pasaran!, The Black Order Brigade, and Wolverine Part 4 of 4

Posted by on December 22nd, 2009 at 12:01 AM

Previously: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3.

Part Four: “Perhaps we won.”

The epigram for Volume Three of No Pasaran! is a quote from the poet Antonia Machado: “To strategists, politicians, and historians, it will all be clear:

The Spanish Civil War, Cartooning, and the Cultural Imagination: No Pasaran!, The Black Order Brigade, and Wolverine Part 2 of 4

Posted by on December 18th, 2009 at 12:01 AM

Previously: Part 1.

Part Two: Art and Propaganda

There’s an old, bitter joke about the Spanish Civil War that runs, “They won all the battles, but we had all the great songs!

And outside of anarchist circles, the

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The Spanish Civil War, Cartooning, and the Cultural Imagination: No Pasaran!, The Black Order Brigade, and Wolverine Part 1 of 4

Posted by on December 17th, 2009 at 12:01 AM

Part One: A War of Memory and Imagination


There are two deaths at the end of Guillermo del Toro’s film Pan’s Labyrinth. One is that of Ofelia, a young girl who tries to escape her abusive stepfather by entering an