Their Struggle for Independence
Luis Nunez Astrain
Translated by Meic
Foreword by Ned
recommend it to anyone hoping to grasp the viewpoint of the nationalist movement and gain
further understanding of the Basque question
This is an
excellent introduction to the heroic struggle of the Basques to preserve their identity
and achieve independence
comprehensive account and discussion of the Basque problem that sheds light on the
situation both for outsiders and those who already know the issues at stake...Well worth a
read and a good source of research materials.
British Bulletin of
Publications on Latin America, the Caribbean, Portugal & Spain
political situation of the Basque people, like every other
situation, is unique. We can only begin to make judgements when
we understand its complexity…...
Ned Thomas, from the Preface
will attempt to explain why the Basque Country has not been
officially recognized, why it is politically divided, and why
there is discrimination against its language. It will describe
the two-fold response of the country itself, first of all in the
creation of the Partido Nacionalista
Basque Nationalist Party), and then of Euskadi Ta Askatasuna,
otherwise known as ETA. The
Basques traces the political, cultural and linguistic history of
the Basque people and their struggle for independence from the
Spanish and French states.
Luis Nunez Astrain was, at the time of writing this book, Editor of the
Basque language newspaper Egin.