Prologue, by (former) President Artur Mas

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(Note: This article was originally published in February, 2013.) Catalonia is at a historic crossroads, our most exciting and significant moment in many years. There is a lot of excitement around building our country. A country that in part will be new. It is an immense, collective project that involves us all. It won’t be an easy road, it’ll be steep, and the process will be full of difficulties and obstacles, but, if we stick together and if we persevere, …

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Ever since I started studying the Catalan language at the University of California at Berkeley in 1985, I have felt an unusual kinship with the Catalan people and an undeniable connectedness with Catalonia. And so, I have been pleased with the increased media coverage after Catalonia’s massive pro–independence march of September 11, 2012, while at the same time frustrated with its relatively shallow depth. On November 29, 2012, shortly after Catalonia’s snap elections, it occurred to me that with the …