Articles in Newspapers, Magazines and Websites

 

At the on-line newspaper The Objective I write an op-ed every second week since March 8, 2016, as well as other occasional contributions.

Some of those articles have been published as well by the World Economic Forum: Democracy is not what they told you at school and Who was (not) Martin Luther.

Two of these articles have been translated to French at the website SoverainQuatre raisons pour lesquelles l’essor de Vox va se poursuivre (29 October 2018) and La gauche pédophraste (24 April 2019).

I also publish regularly on El Español op-eds that you can see in this page.

The newspaper El País published in January 15, 2018 my obituary about the philosopher Mario Perniola. (A copy with higher resolution can be found here). Also in El País I have signed with other authors the text España en común, España plural (Spain in common, Plural Spain) in April 4, 2016 (here, the paper version of this article).

For the newspaper El Mundo I have written long op-eds on Philosophy is on fashion; is it good news? (you can get an image of the paper version here) and Against Transparence, both in 2019. I have also signed, with other authors, the manifesto Talking Bad about this Government: a Manifesto Against Submissivness, in 2020.

I published at the newspaper ABC tris op-ed on the case of plagiarism by the philosopher Manuel Cruz revealed by that very newspaper in 2019, while Cruz was the president of the Spanish Senate.

I wrote op-eds for the Spanish on-line newspaper Vozpópuli between 2015 and 2016. The title for those contributions is Pólemos.

In the same on-line newspaper Vozpópuli I have written as well about the possibility of a “Clarity Act” for Catalonia (23/10/2015), on the different proposals on culture by the platforms of the main Spanish political parties (08/12/2015) at the election of December 20, 2015, on why the so-called “gender ideology” does not exist (24/12/2016) and a kind of manifesto called Against Dialogue (7/10/2017).

At the Global Square Magazine I have a long book review of Rod Dreher’s book The Benedictine Option, under the title of  Religion at the Global Square.

I have a contribution in the issue n. 3 of the magazine mEDium (ED Libros, Barcelona), devoted to the main theme “How to reconstruct the Spanish political right”: It’s the culture, stupid! (2019).

At Red Floridablanca I have published For a Humble Liberalism (14/11/2018).

The online newspaper El Semanal Digital has also published one of my op-eds: Are there five million Communists in Spain?

I have debated about animalism in op-eds published in newspapers like El Mundo-Diario de Valladolid (Freedom and Truth) or Libertad Digital (Classical liberals and the animalist ideology). In this newspaper I have also published obituaries for the philosophers  Roger Scruton and George Steiner.

In number 8 (May 2012) of the magazine Zapping Magazine I published a text titled Philosophizing in front of the TV set, into the section “TV Asessment”

I have also collaborated with the website DRS? No, thanks, with an article on Why the deposit-refund system ruins the idea that recycling is a duty.

For Páginas Digital I have written this short assessment of the manifesto published by Communion and Liberation for the Spanish elections of April 2019.

For the Bilbao newspaper El Correo I have written several op-eds about the Ethics of Journalism: e.g. about the limits of what we are allowed to see in TV or about privacy rights of famous people.

I also published at El Correo an obituary for Richard Rorty after his death in the summer of 2007; an obituary that an academic journal wanted to publish as well some time later

The Peruvian newspaper Expreso published in February 2005 a small reflection of mine about my favorite philosopher, Ludwig Wittgenstein

The cultural supplement Batuecas of the Salamanca newspaper Tribuna de Salamanca gave me the chance to expose some ideas about the relationship between Western and Indian Thought, at the time of the 2nd Spanish Indologist Conference at Salamanca (September 1997).

Under the title Liberalismo progresista (o por qué no es del todo aconsejable apellidar “liberal” a cualquiera que ansíe titularse como tal) you may find my contribution to the Liberal Meeting at the Athenaeum of Madrid in January 2009. Other participants in the same debate were Pablo Casado, Albert Rivera, Ana Torme and Fernando Maura.

I spent some years (2006-2015) as a member of a political party in Spain. One of the results of such an activity were some op-eds that I published in newspapers like ABCVozpópuli, El Mundo-Diario de Valladolid, El Norte de Castilla or La Gaceta Regional (Salamanca). I also translated a text of political content for the online newspaper Rebelión.

 

Newspaper Interviews

 

El Liberal, Miguel Ángel Quintana Paz: «Hay que distinguir a los ofendiditos de los que se quejan por ofensas normales y corrientes» (July 13, 2020). Interview by Gisela Revelles.

Sin postureo, Miguel Ángel Quintana Paz: “La política de nuestra civilización se ha vuelto un tanto loca” (June 9, 2020). Interview for the series “Miradas ante la crisis del covid-19, organizadas por el Club Tocqueville”, by Josep Maria Francàs.

El Español, Quintana Paz: “Para manejarnos, Sánchez nos atemoriza e Iglesias nos engatusa con esperanzas” (May 11, 2020). Interview for the series “Pandemic Conversations”, by Lorena G. Maldonado.

El MundoEn España tenemos un centroderecha bastante atontado (April 25, 2020). Interview by Darío Prieto for the series “Intellectuals and Spain”. Here is also the PDF version.

El Español, La educación católica hace que los jóvenes disfruten más del sexo (April 14, 2019). Interview by Lorena G. Maldonado for the series “Talk to me about sex”.

Páginas Digital, La crisis política es más devastadora que la económica (May 2015), Mucha gente agradecería una Iglesia que fuera menos una ONG o un museo de tradiciones inalteradas y fuera más un espacio de libertad (July 2015), Los terroristas fueron nihilistas (January 2016), Hay que ser firmes en la defensa de los valores que alentaron los años de la Transición (October 2016) Las ideas sobre género no están organizadas congruentemente (January 2018), Existe una desconexión entre nuestros problemas y el discurso político (June 2019). Interviews by Juan Carlos Hernández.

inBestia, Nuestros políticos no son extraterrestres, son como son porque la gente vota a esos y no a otros (June 12, 2019).

Círculo Holmes (Spanish Association of Friends of Sherlock Holmes), Entrevista a Miguel Ángel Quintana, on the book ReglasUn ensayo de introducción a la hermenéutica de manos de Wittgenstein y Sherlock Holmes (December 8, 2017).

The Objective, Conoce nuestras firmas: Miguel Ángel Quintana Paz (May 24, 2016). Interview by Ignacio Peyró.

El Norte de Castilla, En España estamos muy poco habituados a la pluralidad y eso es un problema para la libertad (March 15, 2014). Interview for the series “A dying world” by Vidal Arranz (web version, somewhat abridged, here).

Berria, Pertsonei grabatzen ari zarela esaten ez badiezu, inoiz ez da zilegi gratbatzea (March 2007). Interview by Urtzi Urkizu.

 

Other Interventions in Newspapers, Magazines and Websites

 

 

At El Confidencial I have described how I lived the days before the quarentine of the Covid-19 (June 2020).

At the economic newspaper Expansión I have expressed my views on the  increasing power of political correctness at universities throughout the West. (February 2020), on the risk of reducing our liberties as a consequence of the coronavirus pandemia (April 2020) or on social distancing in times of pandemia (May 2020).

At El Español I have participated in this report by Marcos Ondarra, Six philosophers against political unrest: “The Congress is already a virtual version of the Spanish Civil War” (June 2020). Also at this newspaper I have talked about the negative view that the mayor of Barcelona gives about Spanish-speakers in this report by Cristian Campos (December 2019), who also quotes me, on the notion of “luxury beliefs”, in this article (June 2020).

During the CoVid-19 pandemia in March 2020, a group of university professors (in which I was included) published a manifesto at the newspaper El Mundo: We All Must Protect All of Us, encouraging civic responsibility in the face of such an illness. Also at El Mundo another group of professors and intellectuals have published this manifesto In Defense of Elvira Roca in December 2019. And I gave some statements to this newspaper about matters as the Spanish minister of Universities in May 2020, Manuel Castells.

At Páginas Digital this op-ed by Fernando de Haro reflects on another article by me about to-day’s question “do we have the right to have any identity we want?”.

At Disidentia this op-ed by David Cerdá discusses at a certain point some of my ideas on education.

At Xataka I have made some contributions to the debates on ethics of AI, on whether we are allowed to rape or kill a self-conscious robot and on whether forbidding or legalizing prostitution in Spain.

At the digital newspaper Crónica Global  I have made some comments on Jordan Peterson’s work, especially in his book 12 rules for life, and on the boycotting to authors due to accussations that involve sex.

I have contributed to the pamphlet and catalogue of the exhibition by the artist Sofía Rincón The Political Right as Performance, at the Royal Casino of Murcia (February 2020).

Pulse para ampliar

 

At El Norte de Castilla, Vidal Arranz reproduced some of my reflections on whether we are entering a “no sex” society.

I was one of the many founding fathers on November 2009 of the on-line newspaper Factual, whose initial editor was Arcadi Espada

I was among the first 900 signatories, coming from 43 different countries, of the Blois Appeal, who appeared at the French newspaper Le Monde on November 28, 2008 in full-page. This campaign was coordinated by the association Freedom for History