This book has a series of singularities that attract attention: The first is that it has prologues by two very prominent personalities in the intellectual debate about the Basque Country, and which are associated with different national sentiments. On the one hand, Dr. Juan Pablo Fusi, from San Sebastian, professor of Spanish history at the Complutense University and doctor honoris causa from New York University. And on the other, Dr. Pako Garmendia, from Azpeitia, professor of political science at the University of Deusto, former head of Basque language in the Basque Government and member of the board of trustees of half a dozen Basque foundations. The fact that two personalities with sentimentally different perspectives preface this book – Vascos contra Vascos – is already an indicator of the acceptance of its contents. It is also surprising that the book is organized around the answer to six questions:
One last peculiarity of this book is that the author begins the book by making a kind of ideological-sentimental nude of his family. At the beginning of Vascos contra Vascos, he presents a genealogy of the families of his father and mother, adding to the people the position that they maintained in the social groups in conflict, from the seventeenth century to the twenty-first century. It is a way of predisposing the reader to accept the story and arguments that are presented.
Author: Dr. Ignacio Suárez-Zuloaga.
259 pages. 20 photographs. 12 graphs and tables.