The Village Against the World
By Dan Hancox
(Verso, Paperback, 9781781682982, 240pp.)
Publication Date: June 3, 2014
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As Spain's crisis becomes ever more desperate, Marinaleda also suffers from the international downturn. Can the village retain its utopian vision? Can the iconic mayor Sanchez Gordillo hold on to the dream against the depredations of the world beyond his village?
"As the borderline between dream and reality shimmers in the heat of Andalucia, we begin to wonder if living as if change were indeed possible is the very key to making actual change happen."—Suzanne Moore, Guardian
"Hancox's book could not be more timely—with Spain on the brink of social crisis and the shadows of the past emerging."—Paul Mason, author of Why It's Still Kicking Off Everywhere