Volume 21, Issue 2, 2011
Universalistic Ideas in Philosophy, Multiple Civilizations and Scientific Applications
Eugeniusz Górski, Maciej Bańkowski
Democratic Spain and the Ibero-American Community of Nations
The essay attempts to outline the historical ideological ties between Spain and its former Latin American colonies, with the main accent on the period following Spain’s and most of Latin America’s conversion to democracy in the wake of the fall of the Franco regime and other Latin-American military dictatorships. The author offers a detailed analysis, focusing especially on the democratic, decidedly pro-European and left-liberal government in Spain and its impact on Latin America, most of which today shows clear leftist tendencies. Also discussed are Latin-American reflections on universalism.