The relationship between Catalonia and the Spanish state is going through its worst moment. On the horizon, mischievous governments and fratricidal struggles appear again, "the periodic renewal of the scuffle between brothers of Goya", as if it were a historical fatality.
How did we reach this point? Santi Vila describes the errors committed in the sovereignty field - that "must be self-critical and know how to rectify" - as well as those perpetrated by the Spanish Government, enthusiastically cheered by those who consider it indigestible "to recognize Spain as a great nation of nations".
He also details, without any reservations, his experience inside the Government that declared the independence; his efforts in the pursuit of a solution that would have avoided the frontal clash; his prosecution and his trial with the Judge Carmen Lamela; his time in jail and his feelings on how it is to see that the most favorable sectors to the sovereignty transforms him, overnight, from hero to traitor.