Letter from Spain

After the Bombings

I watched the television coverage of the terrorist bombings in Madrid from a hotel room in Gibraltar. My wife and I were vacationing in Spain, and Gibraltar was the second stop on our itinerary. It was the only time during our trip that we were able to watch the news in English. But the language didn’t matter. The pictures were enough.

The next day we were in Seville, one of many cities scheduled to hold rallies against terrorism...

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Maurice Timothy Reidy is a former associate editor of Commonweal.