Institutional sectarianism, by Rosa Paz

Journalist Jose Antonio Zarzalejos explained on Sunday, in an affectionate farewell article to the writer Almudena Grandes, who used to tell her “red friend” that with their friendship they made “the truest Spain, that of the different ones who do not renounce the word or affection Wherever these come from & rdquor ;. They must not be of the same opinion Isabel Díaz Ayuso and José Luis Martínez-Almeida that, as president of the Community of Madrid and mayor of the capital, respectively, they have not had the detail of dedicating a few public words of respect to him at the time of his death nor, of course, of going to the funeral home or his burial in the cemetery civil of Madrid. There are those who, with irony, have commented that it is possible that they did not know who Almudena was. If so, it would be a matter of supine ignorance, which is already serious, but it looks more like pure sectarianism, which is much more worrisome, because it is a reflection of the political environment that is breathed in Madrid.

It must be said, to be fair, that the leader of the PP, Pablo Casado, he did publicly express his condolences and defined the writer as a “relevant figure in Spanish literature & rdquor ;. He also had a dignified farewell at the conservative press. But that the Madrid authorities denied a few simple words of recognition to a great of the Spanish letters, just because they had ideas opposed to theirs, supposes an attitude so mezzanine and uncompromising that is sad, when not, fear.

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The socialist leader once said Alfredo Pérez Rubalcaba that in Spain you bury yourself very well, because then you are showered with the accolades that are spared you in life. He was indeed buried with all the institutional and human honors. Almudena Grandes also had a endearing burialThanks to the politicians on the left, to your friends and, above all, to your readers. But it cannot be said that he had the farewell he deserved when he was absent minimal institutional heat of the city that she loved so much and that owes her at least one respect.

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