The Coronavirus Throws Spain into a Communist Well

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez wears a protective mask as he attends a plenary session of the Parliament in Madrid, Spain, May 20, 2020. (Ballesteros/Pool via Reuters)
For almost three months now, Spaniards have been subjected to an arbitrary emergency order that has put democracy on hold.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE N ever trust a socialist. And never trust an idiot. But never, never, never trust a socialist who is such an idiot that he seems harmless. Nicolás Maduro is the paradigm: A guy who is allergic to big books and claims that Chávez talks to him through a little bird (as Maduro himself claimed) seemed too dumb to be dangerous. But years go by, and in the Helicoide prison in Caracas, opposition leaders are still tortured with electric shocks to the testicles.

In Spain, the social-Communist government of Sánchez-Iglesias has yet to send dissident citizens to prison, but it is treating them

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