Ten years as a correspondent.
Raphael Minder is the person charged by The New York Times with explaining Spain to its readership, in America and beyond. Written from an objective point of view, Is This Spain? offers a critical look at the political, economic and social changes that have reshaped Spain over the past decade.
“Often I have felt like a witness on the front lines of a truly special decade in Spain’s modern history. What began as a financial crisis led to an institutional crisis about the party system and the monarchy and ended in a territorial crisis about the future of Catalonia with many other important events along the way. I’ve had the opportunity to tell memorable stories and to speak with very different people in the most remote corners of the Iberian Peninsula. This book is the story of a ten-year journey through Spain.”