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Reflections from civil society

When the forced isolation of the Spanish officially began on Monday, March 16, and the face-to-face sessions at Fide were abruptly interrupted, we immediately understood the need to keep in mind the reflection and debate that characterizes us and that we as members of Fide and to continue channeling our voice towards society, public and private institutions and how many citizens follow us on a daily basis.

Thus, we publish this series of articles written by members of Fide, related to the current situation in Spain and COVID-19.

We hope you enjoy them!

16 Publications

89 Authors

143 Articles

The voice of Fide members is a plural, independent, courageous, powerful, educated and informed, responsible, constructive voice that invites reflection and debate, that builds effective solutions, that proposes reasonable alternatives, that builds bridges between extremes, which stirs consciences and prejudices, which favors consensus and which has already demonstrated that it is essential. It has made a place in our lives.
 
We could not allow a single day of silence, not a single day of absence of the generosity of all those who make up this magnificent group, not a single minute of disconnection with wisdom and intelligence, we could not stop listening to those who with their reflections, Ideas, energy and courage help us every day to better understand what is happening around us, subtly leading us to the privileged space that only the best share.
 
Therefore, that same Monday we summoned them, we urge them, to participate weekly in "Reflections from civil society.
 
The result is at your disposal. I invite you to read it, to share it, to comment on it with your friends and family, to rise up in your conversations and reflections with the multitude of perspectives that each of the texts that we collect below opens up.
 
And I confess that I have been surprised, once again, by the numerous responses that we have had in a very short space of time, by the diversity of approaches, styles and approaches that the different texts have. And also of the multitude of people who, having reserved time to write and make their contribution, have had to postpone it until next week due to the excess of work or telework that they are attending. The consolation is that, after reading this week, and the pleasure it will bring us, we will not be orphaned the next.
 
Next, we offer you the texts that the members of Fide have contributed. Chance, the order of arrival of these, has determined the order of their inclusion in the document. We have deliberately respected it for not having found a better one. To categorize the texts or their authors was to reduce them.

Reflections from civil society I

Posted: March 19, 2020

Items: 43

Table of Contents

  1. Some reflections on the viral pandemic 2020 (Dr. Luis Miguel González de la Garza)
  2. The intelligence of turtles (Antonio García Paredes)
  3. Reflections on challenges derived from the Covid-19 crisis (Virginia Rovirosa Zapico)
  4. The coronavirus, freedom and the State (Rafael Alvira Domínguez)
  5. Brief reflection on the response of Spanish society to the COVID 2019 crisis (Diego Pérez Martínez)
  6. Sailing is necessary, living is not (Jesús Almoguera)
  7. Artificial Intelligence and Coronavirus (Ramón López de Mántaras)
  8. Challenges and challenges in the face of the pandemic, A Spain on the balcony (Ricardo Palomo)
  9. Rigor, sensitivity and courage in the financial market (Miguel Navarro Máñez)
  10. "Remember the sleeping soul ..." (Gonzalo Sánchez del Cura)
  11. Challenges and challenges derived from the health emergency caused by Covid-19 (Jorge Vázquez Orgaz)
  12. Science and Literature in a world of solitary solitaries in the face of adversity (Antonio Castán)
  13. Reflections on the health crisis (Javier Alemán Uris)
  14. Leadership in times of Coronavirus (Antonio Serrano Acitores)
  15. Contain, attend to, solve the Covid-19 crisis (Enrique Titos)
  16. Quarantine reflections (Micaela Jiménez Awuapara)
  17. Lessons taught by COVID-19 (Mar Fernández-Lasquetty)
  18. A vulnerability that will make us stronger (Fernando Zunzunegui)
  19. From the window (Maribel Gilsanz)
  20. Alarm, emergency and future perspective: differentiating wheat and straw (Alberto Palomar Olmeda)
  21. «THE“ NEW ”HUMAN COMEDY». (Pedro R. García Barreno)
  22. «THIRTY MILLION» 53 (Pedro R. García Barreno)
  23. «THE DISCOURSE» 57 (Pedro R. García Barreno)
  24. When politicians proved ineffective, the media incapable, and society proved to be an adult (Eric Frattini)
  25. Walking through dystopia (Patrícia Soley-Beltran)
  26. Among the difficulties lies the opportunity (Ignacio González Royo)
  27. Anger and hope (Faustino J. Martínez Martínez)
  28. To my dear FIDE family (Javier Fernández-Samaniego)
  29. DISTOPIAS (Hermenegildo Altozano)
  30. Do virtual assistants dream of going out for a walk? (María José Huertas Jiménez)
  31. Reflections on the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the world of labor relations. A view from the Antipodes (Juan Manuel Cruz Palacios)
  32. SIMILIS ERIT DEO (Luis Rodríguez Ramos)
  33. Living a war (Javier Sánchez-Vera Gómez-Trelles)
  34. Working from home (Francisco Uría)

Reflections from civil society II

Posted: March 23, 2020

Cover Illustration: Antonio Garrigues Walker

Items: 6

Table of Contents

1. On the Welfare State and employment (María Emilia Casas Baamonde)
2. Lessons learned in the early days of COVID-19. What is the role of a privacy professional (Ricard Martínez Martínez)
3. PANDEMIC (Juan Manuel de Faramiñán Gilbert)
4. The Paradox of the XXI Century, COVID-19 (Laura Sacristán Martín)
5. About war… and what is not (Ángel Gómez de Ágreda)
6. Before and after (Jesús Quijano)

Reflections from civil society III

Posted: March 25, 2020

Cover Illustration: Gonzalo Iturmendi

Items: 7

Table of Contents

1. Coronavirus: Will the financial markets hold? (Manuel Fresno)
2. Dystopias (Hermenegildo Altozano)
3. Spain -Social and democratic state of law- against the coronavirus (José Luis Piñar Mañas)
4. The value of hormesis (Alba García López / Paula García Herrera)
5. The end of the story? (Josetxo Soria Checa)
6. A Pandemic, also informative (Álvaro Lobato)
7. Intramuros (Gonzalo Iturmendi)

Reflections from civil society IV

Posted: March 27, 2020

Cover Illustration: Javier Montesol

Items: 9

Table of Contents

1. It was just a flu… reflections on frivolity in times of crisis (Ana Buitrago Montoro)
2. The coronavirus is the Chernobyl of our civilization (Eduardo Martínez de la Fe)
3. "Europe, don't go" (Antonio García Paredes)
4. Reflections on the health crisis II (Javier Alemán Uris)
5. Before, during and after: Science (Eduardo López-Collazo)
6. We need "poetry" (Maribel Gilsanz)
7. The warning of the virus and positive thinking to get out of the crisis (Vicente Magro Servet)
8. That season we spent at home (Javier Zapata)
9. Bioethics in the time of the coronavirus (Federico de Montalvo Jääskeläinen)

Reflections from civil society V

Posted: March 30, 2020

Cover Illustration: Consuelo Mencheta

Items: 6

Table of Contents

1. What happens to us and what can happen to us (Mario Alonso Ayala)
2. The 2020 generation and the new society. The need for a global response to the crisis
health system for COVID-19 (David Barrado Navascués)
3. Culture in times of pandemic (Miguel Ángel Recio Crespo)
4. Symbiosis between the economy and health (María Jesús Soto)
5. Quo Vadis Humanity (Pedro Merino Baylos)
6. Is a virus a living being? (Maria Bacas Malo)

Reflections from civil society VI

Publication: April 3, 2020

Cover Illustration: Luís Soares

Items: 9

Table of Contents

1. The gift of teleworking (Luis Antonio Sanz Valentín)
2. Reflections on the effects of the pandemic I: Not everything was solid (Luis Sanz Acosta)
3. The challenges of digitization and telework (María Emilia Casas Baamonde)
4. Legitimacy of public power in the post COVID-19 (Juan Martínez Calvo)
5. The "art of logic" (Rubén Cano Pérez)
6. There is someone important by our side (Miguel Ángel Recio Crespo)
7. Public transparency cannot be another victim of COVID-19 (Octavio J. Canseco Martín)
8. The time of democracy, the time of institutions, the time of advocacy (Victoria Ortega)
9. On legal security and essential activities in the state of alarm (Víctor Moreno Catena)

Reflections from civil society VII

Publication: April 8, 2020

Cover Illustration: Alex Barros

Items: 6

Table of Contents

1. Balance and bias. When the time comes (Joaquín Echánove Orbea)
2. The final photo (Jesús Quijano)
3. The current crisis as an opportunity to change education (Pablo Sanz Bayón)
4. Letter to relatives of victims of COVID-19 (Javier Lampreave Márquez, Patricia Lampreave Márquez)
5. The challenge of justice in the face of the pandemic (Francisco Pleite Guadamillas)
6. Solidarity in the health crisis (Ricardo Huesca Boadilla)

Reflections from civil society VIII

Publication: April 15, 2020

Cover Illustration: Mónica Ridruejo

Items: 6

Table of Contents

1. Clean and clean slate (Pedro Merino Baylos)

2. The Lives of Others (Hermenegildo Altozano)

3. Readings (Hermenegildo Altozano)

4. Time will tell (Guillermina Yanguas Montero)

5. "Androids dream ..." And human beings dream even more (MIGUEL ANGEL RECIO CRESPO)

6. The coronavirus only allows the hugs of the soul (Jose Manuel Otero Lastres)

Reflections from civil society IX

Publication: April 22, 2020

Cover Illustration: Juan Manuel de Faramiñán Gilbert

Items: 6

Table of Contents

1. Clean and clean slate (Pedro Merino Baylos)

2. The Lives of Others (Hermenegildo Altozano)

3. Readings (Hermenegildo Altozano)

4. Time will tell (Guillermina Yanguas Montero)

5. "Androids dream ..." And human beings dream even more (MIGUEL ANGEL RECIO CRESPO)

6. The coronavirus only allows the hugs of the soul (Jose Manuel Otero Lastres)

Reflections from civil society X

Publication: April 30, 2020

Cover illustration: Marisa Moreno Ruiz-Zorrilla

Items: 5

Table of Contents

1. Right to grieve (MIGUEL ANGEL RECIO)
2. The Agora (Ramón Trillo Torres)
3. An opportunity for Europe. The principles of the Recovery Fund (Manuel DESANTES REAL)
4. Thank you letter (MARIA JOSÉ ANITUA TREVIJANO)
5. COVID-19 and its consequences will have a great impact on our ways of working and living (Clifford hendel)

Reflections from civil society XI

Posted: May 6, 2020

Cover Illustration: Álex Barros

Items: 6

Table of Contents

1. 7 prime ministers, the most successful against the pandemic (José Manuel Otero Lastres)
2. 45 days later (Francisco Uría)
3. In search of the lost union (Miguel Ángel Recio Crespo)
4. The Leviathan (Hermenegildo Altozano)
5. The “return” to a different world (Silvia Pérez-Navarro)
6. Gandalf (Pedro Merino Baylos)

Reflections from civil society XII

Posted: May 14, 2020

Cover Illustration: Javier Montesol

Items: 5

Table of Contents

1. A matter of trust (Antonio García Paredes)
2. Contrasts (Miguel Ángel Recio Crespo)
3. The young (Miguel Ángel Recio Crespo)
4. The Dangers of Obedience (Hermenegildo Altozano)
5. The essentiality of Law in the Covid-19 crisis (Ana Fernández-Tresguerres)

Reflections from civil society XIII

Posted: May 22, 2020

Cover illustration: Marisa M. Ruiz-Zorrilla

Items: 5

Table of Contents

1. The Pandemic. Reflections in the light of anthropology and history (I) (José Ignacio Ruiz Rodríguez)
2. Meditations: fundamental rights in times of pandemic (Joaquín Sarrión Esteve)
3. The assessment of some qualities (José Manuel Otero Lastres (
4. The arrest (Javier Zapata)
5. A music and a letter (Miguel Ángel Recio Crespo)

Reflections from civil society XIV

Posted: May 29, 2020

Cover Illustration: Mónica Ridruejo

Items: 7

Table of Contents

1. The Pandemic. Reflections in the light of anthropology and history (II) (José Ignacio Ruiz Rodríguez)
2. The grandchildren (Miguel Ángel Recio Crespo)
3. The necessary pedagogy (Jesús Quijano González)
4. Opinion and science of the coronavirus (Luis Antonio Sanz Valentín)
5. The desire for freedom in the provinces (Luis Antonio Sanz Valentín)
6. The return to the virus in 80 days (Antonio García Paredes)
7. Who cares about the facts? (Álvaro Lobato)

Reflections from civil society XVI

Publication: June 19, 2020

Cover Illustration: Consuelo Mencheta

Items: 4

Table of Contents

1. European Solidarity (Francisco Pleite Guadamillas)
2. The trade war between the United States and China (José Parejo)
3. Farewell (Miguel Ángel Recio Crespo)
4. Why are there so many fools, sorry, mediocre people in politics? (Álvaro Lobato)

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