Over the past couple of decades, there has been no shortage of intervention-happy politicians and pundits willing to draw self-justifying parallels between a particular overseas conflict and the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939). The troubled region changes, but the point of the historically amnesiac allusion to 1930s Spain remains constant: we in the West must do something or else evil will triumph.
History makers: The International Brigades
As too many pundits liken the situation in Syria to that in 1930s Spain, we pay tribute to those Europeans and Americans who 75 years ago, in the spirit of solidarity and internationalism, fought on the side of the Spanish Republic.
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