Víctor Pradera Larumbe

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Víctor Pradera Larumbe
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Juan Víctor Pradera Larumbe

1872 (1872)
Died1936 (aged 63–64)
Known forPolitician
Political partyPartido Católico Tradicionalista, Partido Social Popular, Comunión Tradicionalista

Juan Víctor Pradera Larumbe (1872–1936) was a Spanish political theorist and a Carlist politician.

Family and youth[edit]

San Sebastián, late 19th century

Víctor's paternal family originated from France; his grandfather, Juan Pradera Martinena, lived in the Basque town of Sare (Labourd province),[1] but moved across the Pyrenees and settled in Endara de Etxalar.[2] Víctor's father, Francisco Pradera Leiza, was an indiano. As a youngster he emigrated to America and spent 16 years in Cuba;[3] enriched, he returned to Navarre[4] and married a pamplonesa,[5] Filomena Larumbe,[6] descendant to a petty bourgeoisie family. Her father, Ángel Larumbe Iturralde,[7] sided with the legitimists during the First Carlist War and narrowly escaped execution, later to settle in Vera de Bidasoa and to practise as a notary.[8] Juan Víctor was born[9] as the first of four sons, Juan Víctor, Luis, Juan[10] and Germán. In 1879 he moved with the family to San Sebastian following the professional lot of his father, who ran a commercial construction business.[11]

Having obtained bachillerato in Instituto de San Sebastian[12] in 1887[13] he spent a year in Bordeaux and then another one in Bilbao, studying at the Jesuit Deusto college and preparing for engineer studies.[14] Having moved to Madrid Pradera entered Escuela de Ingenieros,[15] exact year of his graduation is unknown. He returned to Gipuzkoa in 1897[16] and settled in Tolosa, engaged in the paper mill business of his father.[17] Reportedly successful as a manager, Pradera later amalgamated the family enterprise into the Papelera Española trust of Rafael Picavea and became a shareholder of this company,[18] involved in its activities until the early 20th century.[19]

At the turn of the century he commenced studying law as an unenrolled student in Madrid,[20] which he continued for 2 years.[21] Having graduated, in San Sebastian he opened the law chancery and practiced as Inspector General in Cuerpo de Ingenieros de Canales y Puertos simultaneously.[22] At unspecified date he obtained PhD in law in Madrid.[23] In 1899[24] Pradera married a donostiarra, María Ortega,[25] with whom he had 4 children, Javier to become a prominent Francoist politician.[26] Víctor's grandson, Javier Pradera, made his name as a well-known anti-Francoist journalist and publisher, dubbed watchman of the Spanish transition to democracy.[27]

Young Carlist[edit]

During his academic years, Pradera was active in various Catholic organizations and developed interest in politics. Raised in a liberal ambience and – apart from his maternal grandfather – with no family antecedents, in the 1890s he neared Carlism as a result of his lectures; unlike most Traditionalists who inherited their outlook from forefathers, Pradera considered himself a “scientific Carlist”.[28] Already recognized as an orator, in 1899[29] he was agreed to stand as an unofficial[30] Carlist candidate in Tolosa. Benefitting from just commencing rapprochement between mainstream Carlists and the Integrists, he was elected defeating a governmental candidate;[31] Matias Barrio appointed him speaker of the small Carlist minority.[32]

In the aftermath of 1898 disaster Pradera formed the first wave of regeneracionistas, demanding profound if not revolutionary change.[33] A young newcomer in the chamber, he regularly clashed with Silvela,[34] demonstrating logic combined with oratory skills[35] as well as hot temper.[36] Re-elected in 1901,[37] he went on confronting the old liberal enemies and took on the new ones, especially republican radicals and nationalists.[38] He intended to run for re-election in the subsequent campaign of 1903, but eventually resigned due to financial issues.[39] In 1904 Pradera was elected from Tolosa to Diputación Provincial.[40] Together with Esteban de Bilbao Eguía and Julio Urquijo he formed a new generation of activists, promoted by the claimant Carlos VII and the party leader marqués de Cerralbo in their bid to build a modern Carlist network.[41]


Vázquez de Mella

His deputy duties terminated, Pradera dedicated himself to family life, business[42] and intellectual work.[43] He remained engaged in party life, though his relations with local leadership deteriorated. In course of the 1910 electoral campaign he sought rapprochement with the mauristas and supported a stand-alone candidate;[44] both were expelled from the party by its Gipuzkoan jefe, Tirso de Olazabal.[45] Re-admitted in 1912,[46] Pradera continued his career as an orator on public meetings.[47] Addressing a wide range of issues, he was increasingly focused on confronting the emerging Basque national aspirations.[48] As he gained a nationwide expert recognition, in 1917 de Romanones called him into extra-parliamentarian committee to discuss Catalan autonomy.[49] Elected to the Cortes in 1918,[50] he became the key Carlist speaker.[51] Forging friendship with Antonio Maura, he nevertheless opposed grand but hazy coalitions aimed at preserving shaky stability of the late Restoration. Aware of the forthcoming revolutionary tide,[52] he advocated a radical Traditionalist change.[53]

At that time Jaimismo was increasingly paralysed by a multidimensional conflict between its key ideologue, Juan Vázquez de Mella, and the claimant himself. Pradera, who befriended de Mella and remained heavily influenced by his vision, sided with the rebels,[54] in 1919 joining their Partido Católico Tradicionalista.[55] Animating the Mellist Diario de Navarra,[56] he unsuccessfully ran for the Cortes in 1919,[57] failing also in his 1920 bid for the Senate.[58] During final years of Restauración he was in vain lured by both partidos turnistas, offering him safe place on electoral lists and ministerial jobs;[59] Pradera remained the PCT party jefe in Gipzukoa.[60]

In the early 1920s Pradera's relations with de Mella deteriorated. According to one theory, Mella favored a loose federation of extreme Right parties, while Pradera opted for a new party of the Right. According to another, Mella perceived Pradera's vision as minimalist, suspecting him of hidden secularism and embracing parliamentarianism.[61] Most detailed study available pursues the theory of orthodox de Mella disdainful to "possibilist" and "minimalist" Pradera.[62] One more theory claims that the two clashed later and the point of contention was policy towards the Primo de Rivera dictatorship.[63] Pradera decided to go his own way, taking a number of mellistas with him;[64] de Mella himself, plagued by health problems and with both his legs amputated,[65] gradually retired into private and intellectual life.[66]


Pradera speaking

In 1922 Pradera set up Partido Social Popular,[67] intended to be a vehicle of a new, possibilist policy making.[68] Incompatible with the Carlist intransigence,[69] it was envisioned as a broad alliance rather than a party.[70] Most scholars suggest it was principally inspired by social theories of Leo XIII,[71] at that time advanced in Spain mostly by the Zaragoza school of Salvador Minguijon;[72] it was supposed to confront the rising socialist tide.[73] Though the party is occasionally described as a distant preconfiguration of Christian Democracy,[74] proto-Fascism or renewed Traditionalism,[75] most summarise its program as social-Catholicism,[76] modeled on the German Catholic Centre Party.[77] The party slogan was: Religión, Patria, Estado, Propiedad y Familia.[78] PSP opposed representation based on popular election system and advocated a corporative representation instead;[79] Pradera appreciated good will of Christian-democrats like Herrera Oria, but claimed that their malmenorismo opens the door to revolution, he also preferred monarchism to Christian-democratic accidentalism.[80] The PSP social program included progressive taxation and social legislation.[81] Though some of its leaders clearly excluded ruling by force, Pradera remained rather ambiguous on this issue.[82]

Primo de Rivera

Most “pesepistas” welcomed Primo de Rivera dictatorship;[83] Pradera greeted him enthusiastically[84] as a long overdue regeneracionismo. Asked by Primo for an interview,[85] Pradera suggested that the new regime should ban all parties,[86] introduce corporative representation, build a presidentialist government and construct a regionalist state,[87] a vision developed further on in 4 memoranda, supplied to the dictator.[88] Pradera engaged in advocating dictatorship in the press[89] and remained officially Primo's assessor until 1927,[90] when he entered Asamblea Nacional. Member of the Proyectos de Leyes Constitucionales section,[91] he strived to institutionalize the system by working on a new constitution, conceived in line with his corporativist vision.[92]

Pradera's intellectual contribution to Primo's rule was so eminent that he is sometimes considered a point of reference for primoderiverismo.[93] However, his relations with the dictator deteriorated, the first controversies surfacing in 1924.[94] Pradera was disturbed by the perceived self-adulation of Primo, preserving liberal features of the ancient regime, and generally inertia prevailing over a decisive change.[95] He considered Union Patriotica a mistake,[96] opposed centralization and did not agree with Calvo Sotelo on financial policy, the fiscal system in particular.[97] Though in the late 1920s Primo was increasingly irritated by Pradera's criticism, the latter remained supportive until the very end.[98] It was only long after the regime's fall that Pradera started to view it as a delusive spell of stability between bewilderment of the late Restauración and chaos of the Republic.[99]

Reconciled Carlist[edit]

Carlist standard

During the first republican electoral campaign of 1931 Pradera was supposed to join lista católico-fuerista, but eventually he refused to form ranks with the despised Basque nationalists and withdrew.[100] He drew close to the Jaimistas,[101] but remained hesitant about returning to their party.[102] It was only after the death of Don Jaime that in 1932 Pradera decided to lead his followers and the orphaned mellistas[103] to the united Carlist organization, Comunión Tradicionalista,[104] entering its executive.[105] He also became head of the newly established Council of Culture,[106] rising into a formally acknowledged movement's intellectual leader. His career of a public servant was crowned in 1933, when he was elected[107] to Tribunal de Garantías Constitucionales de España.[108] In 1934 he unsuccessfully run for its presidency.[109] In 1936 Pradera was admitted to Academia de Jurisprudencia y Legislación.[110]

Pradera did not display a dynastical zeal; as the new claimant was an octogenarian with no issue, he considered recognising Don Juan as Carlist king.[111] Within Comunión Pradera formed an influential minority endorsing a broad monarchical alliance with the Alfonsists. He wholeheartedly engaged in Acción Española[112] and became vice-president of Sociedad Cultural Española, the official owner of Acción Española periodical.[113] He then proved one of key Carlists joining Bloque Nacional,[114] entering its executive committee and working out its manifesto, most likely a compromise between himself and Calvo Sotelo.[115] Pradera continued confronting accidentalist Christian-democracy; his campaign against CEDA was so virulent that Carlist leaders felt pressed to call for moderation.[116]

Initially, Pradera's drive towards a monarchist alliance was shared by the party leaders; it was rather the rank-and-file who saw no purpose mixing with debris of the hated liberal dynasty.[117] When Alfonso Carlos replaced Tomás Domínguez Arévalo with the intransigent Manuel Fal, Pradera and the entire Junta resigned.[118] Though Fal permitted Rodezno and Pradera to pursue their tactics on a private business basis, none of them was a match for the personality of Calvo Sotelo. As the growing feeling was that Alfonsinos were gaining the upper hand in Bloque Nacional, Fal decided to withdraw and Pradera hesitantly complied; he focused on fighting secularization, democracy, socialism, nationalism and all perceived evils of the republic as an author, publishing press articles and books.[119]


El Estado Nuevo

Pradera's political vision was taking shape in course of some 40 years, to be finally integrated in El Estado Nuevo, the book published in 1935.[120] His theory is usually viewed as anchored in works of Vázquez de Mella, considered by Pradera the intellectual master. Other sources of inspiration listed are papal encyclicals, Maurras, Donoso Cortes and, last but not least, Thomas Aquinas.[121]

According to Pradera, rights of a man exist only when combined with his duties towards God[122] and are unacceptable as deified Rousseau's “human rights”.[123] It is natural that men form different entities (e.g. families, guilds, regions etc.), which interact with one another.[124] They are topped by a nation, which is an organically constituted society of societies.[125] A nation is best expressed as a monarchy, its unity ensured by King and Church.[126] Royal powers are limited by principles of divine order and by sovereignty of the nation's components.[127] A democratic individualist representation can not express this sovereignty, which is to be voiced by an organic representation.[128] Since parties tear every society apart, the Cortes should be composed of representatives of 6 main classes,[129] plus delegates of various state bodies.[130] The law is defined by the king, with auxiliary role of the Cortes and the council. The state is a fairly withdrawn structure;[131] its principal responsibilities defined as safeguarding the country, ensuring internal order and executing justice.[132] Catholic principles provide the logic,[133] and the corporativist state provides the machinery to solve social problems and implement mechanisms regulating distribution of wealth.[134] How this vision was to be achieved remained unclear.[135]

Francisco Franco

El Estado Nuevo was enthusiastically accepted among Carlists,[136] Pradera replacing de Mella as their top theorist.[137] Also other sections of the Spanish Right, deprived of a comparable credo, viewed the work with respect if not envy.[138] Republican intellectuals pointed that Pradera questioned all political science and reduced politics to following historical circumstances.[139] Pradera's impact on Franco remains disputed. In the newspaper version he appears as "one of the icons and pilars of Francoism".[140] Indeed, many scholars consider Pradera one of caudillo's masters,[141] pointing to his prologue to the 1945 re-edition[142] and later references;[143] to them, Estado Nuevo is a forerunner of Francoist state and its clear theoretical lecture.[144] Though some in-depth studies on Francoism even claim that the regime was related to Traditionalism rather than to fascism,[145] other detailed works on the topic barely mention Pradera.[146] Most detailed biographical studies refrain from making direct links between Pradera and Francoism.[147]

Contemporary scholars do not agree how Pradera's theory should be classified.[148] Most extensive studies suggest that his vision falls somewhere between social-Catholicism and corporativism, the closest European incarnations having been DolfussAustria and Salazar's Portugal.[149] Other options offered are traditionalism,[150] national traditionalism,[151] corporative neotraditionalist monarchism,[152] organicism,[153] reactionary authoritarism,[154] proto-fascism (prefascism),[155] traditionalist fascism[156] or simply an intellectual magma.[157]


Basque nationalism: Euzkadi

The regionalist question posed an indispensable component of Pradera's theory; it also kept coming back as a major thread of his political activities. Today among many Spanish citizens – especially the Basques[158] – Pradera is principally recognized only for his stance on this very topic,[159] usually as a sworn enemy of national minorities.[160]

From the onset of his career Pradera declared himself a supporter of traditional regionalism fueros,[161] and identified himself as unswervingly regionalist.[162] In his political vision the regions,[163] with their specific legal, economic and social establishments, were among key entities forming a nation, and his recommendations to Primo endorsed a strongly regionalist state. The fueros, however, did not provide an autonomous legal framework,[164] but to the contrary, they were viewed as a pact between a region and the Spanish state.[165] Hence, he consistently fought all designs perceived as fostering separatism[166] and embracing autonomy,[167] confronting Liga Autonomista,[168] lambasting Wilsonian arguments on self-determination, fighting theories advanced by Sabino Arana and Arturo Campión,[169] thwarting autonomy projects of late Restauración,[170] publicly admonishing Primo de Rivera for fostering separatism,[171] fighting Vasco-Navarrese autonomy drafts during the Republic[172] - with particular hostility to incorporating Navarre into the autonomous project[173] - and voting against the Catalan Leases Act in Tribunal de Garantias.[174]

Traditionalism: Euskalerria

Pradera denied the Basques and the Catalans a separate political identity, be it historical[175] or contemporary, and was particularly infuriated by racist thread of the Basque national discourse.[176] Recognising their separate ethnic status, he considered the minorities "pueblos",[177] forming part of the Spanish political nation.[178] He remained restless denouncing what he considered invented nationalist myths[179] and proving that the Basques had neither formed a unitarian cultural entity nor had ever possessed a common political self.[180] As confronting Basque and Catalan political aspirations became a major thread of Pradera's activity, driven by concern for unity of Spain, he soon grew into the nationalist Basques' primary foe, accused of españolismo, hyperpatriotism and jingoism.[181]


Basque republican militia, Gipuzkoa

Pradera's contribution to anti-Republican coup consisted chiefly of conducting talks with the would-be Alfonsist allies in Navarre and in the Basque provinces, though exact scale of his engagement remains unknown.[182] In February 1936 he declined Franco's proposal to join him on Canary Islands;[183] fully aware of the forthcoming coup and anxious not to be called a coward, he cancelled a formal visit to France, scheduled on July 13 as part of Tribunal de Garantias duties, and remained in San Sebastian.[184] He was also anxious not to leave his daughter, who at the time was pregnant and due in short time.[185] He is quoted as declaring to Rodezno on July 16, 1936: "Thomas, let God help us. If we fail, we will have our throats cut".[186]

During the initial days of the insurgency, Pradera remained in San Sebastián, where the coup indeed failed; he soon found himself cut off from the nationalist zone. Early August[187] he was arrested by the Basque militia[188] and detained in the Ondarreta prison; his son Javier joined him soon afterwards.[189] Accounts of his last days differ. Most studies claim he was trialed by a makeshift Tribunal Popular and was sentenced to death;[190] other works suggest that as the city was already under the nationalist siege, the Republican militia units stormed the prison fearing the detainees might be soon set free.[191] On September 6, within a group of other prisoners, Pradera was driven to the nearby Polloe cemetery and executed,[192] his son meeting the same fate shortly afterwards. In 1949 Franco posthumously conferred upon Pradera the title of conde de Pradera, which is functional until today.[193]


  1. ^ Carlos Guinea Suárez, Víctor Pradera, (series Temas españoles, n. 37), Madrid 1953, available here
  2. ^ José Luis Orella Martínez, Víctor Pradera: Un católico en la vida pública de principios de siglo, Madrid 2000, ISBN 8479145579, p. 14
  3. ^ Orella Martínez 2000, p. 15
  4. ^ Guinea Suárez 1953, Orella Martínez 2000, p. 14, also Idioia Estornés Zubizarreta, Victor Pradera Larumbe entry at Auñamendi Eusko Entziklopedia, available here
  5. ^ Orella Martínez 2000, p. 15
  6. ^ some sources prefer the “Larrumbe” spelling, see the official Cortes service here
  7. ^ Guinea Suárez 1953, Orella Martínez 2000, p. 14, LARUMBE ITURRALDE, Ángel entry at Gran Enciclopedia Navarra online available here
  8. ^ he also supported the Carlists during the Second Carlist War, Guinea Suárez 1953, Orella Martínez 2000, p. 14
  9. ^ the first Pradera’s biography claimed he was born 1873, see Maximilian García Venero, Víctor Pradera, guerrillero de la unidad, Madrid 1943, s. 17, and this information has been adopted by almost all other authors; the recent biography claims the correct date is 1872, see Orella Martínez 2000, p. 17, also his El origen del primer católicismo Español, [PhD thesis], Madrid 2012, p. 213
  10. ^ to distinguish between Juan Víctor and Juan José, the older brother was called Victor and this is how he passed into history, Guinea Suárez 1953
  11. ^ some sources claim he constructed houses, see Orella Martínez 2000, p. 15, some sources suggest he was running a commerce business related to construction, Francisco J. Carballo, Recordando a Víctor Pradera. Homenaje y crítica, [in:] Aportes 81 (2013), p. 99
  12. ^ Orella Martínez 2000, p. 15
  13. ^ Guinea Suárez 1953
  14. ^ Guinea Suárez 1953, Orella Martínez 2000, p. 15
  15. ^ Guinea Suárez 1953, Orella Martínez 2000, p. 17;
  16. ^ Estornés Zubizarreta, Victor Pradera Larumbe, Orella Martínez 2000, p. 17
  17. ^ Guinea Suárez 1953
  18. ^ Orella Martínez 2000, p. 17
  19. ^ some authors claim he gave up business in 1902, see Orella Martínez 2000, p. 17, though he was reported as engaged as late as 1904, see Madrid cientifico 1904, p. 19, available here
  20. ^ Guinea Suárez 1953, Carballo 2013, p. 101
  21. ^ at that time he was already a Cortes deputy; taking the exams unrecognised, Pradera did not reveal his deputy status, see Carballo 2013, p 101
  22. ^ Carballo 2013, p. 101
  23. ^ Javier Ibarra, Biografias de los ilustres navarros del siglo XIX y parte del XX, v. 4, Pamplona 1953, p. 318
  24. ^ Guinea Suárez 1953
  25. ^ Carballo 2013, p. 101; Rafael Castela Santos, La ejemplar muerte del diputado carlista Víctor Pradera en 1936, [in:] A casa de Sarto, 13.10.05, available here
  26. ^ see his entry at Indice Historico de Diputados, available here
  27. ^ see El Pais 21.11.11, available here
  28. ^ Orella Martínez 2012, p. 183, Carballo 2013, p. 99
  29. ^ at a minimum legal age, Carballo 2013, p. 100
  30. ^ Jose María Remirez de Ganuza López, Las Elecciones Generales de 1898 y 1899 en Navarra, [in] Príncipe de Viana 49 (1988), p. 382
  31. ^ Agustín Fernández Escudero, El marqués de Cerralbo (1845-1922): biografía politica [PhD thesis], Madrid 2012, p. 360; Pradera was sworn two weeks behind schedule, the usual practice employed by the Carlists, who declined to swear obedience to the Alfonsist monarchy, see Guinea Suárez 1953
  32. ^ Carballo 2013, p. 100
  33. ^ Guinea Suárez 1953
  34. ^ apart from other issues, also protesting the cession of Caroline Islands to Germany, see Carballo 2013, p. 100
  35. ^ Guinea Suárez 1953
  36. ^ there were penal proceedings launched against Pradera for assaulting “agentes de la autoridad”, see La Epoca 22.01.00, available here
  37. ^ this time as an official Carlist candidate, see Indice Historico de Diputados available here
  38. ^ Orella Martínez 2000, pp. 25-41
  39. ^ a highly apologetic source claims that Pradera refused to engage in corruption practices, see Guinea Suárez 1953. Contemporary scholars suggest there was no corruption involved and he rather considered it immoral to finance his own campaign, see Carballo 2013, p. 101; ABC 04.09.86 claims he was defeated, see here
  40. ^ though it is not clear whether he served only one term or was re-elected, Estornés Zubizarreta, Victor Pradera Larumbe, see also Gestión de Las Diputaciones available here
  41. ^ José Luis Orella Martínez, El origen del primer catolicismo social español [PhD thesis at Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia], Madrid 2012, p. 223
  42. ^ he owned shares of a number of San Sebastian companies, see Felix Luengo Teixidor, Crecimiento económico y cambio social. Guipuscoa 1917-1923, Bilbao 1990, ISBN 9788460073741, p. 353, Angel García-Sanz Marcotegui, Elites económicas y políticas en la Restauración, a diversidad de las derechas navarras [in:] Historia contemporánea 23 (2001), p. 602; apart from Papeleria Española the company identified was Cooperativa Eléctrica Donostiarra, see Juan Antonio Saez García, Infrastructuras de servicios urbanos, [in:] Geografia e historia de Donostia-San Sebastian, available here
  43. ^ Orella Martínez 2013, p. 213
  44. ^ José Joaquín Castañeda, son of Joaquín Castañeda y Otermín, see Juan Ramón de Andrés Martín, El cisma mellista. Historia de una ambición política, Madrid 2000, ISBN 9788487863820, p. 54
  45. ^ Estornés Zubizarreta, Victor Pradera Larumbe. The background of this conflict remains unknown, though there are some suggestions in Luis M.a de Zavala y Fernández de Heredia (ed.), La sociedad vasca del siglo XIX en la correspondencia del Archivo de la Casa de Zavala, Lasarte 2008, ISBN 9788496288706, p. 67: “Siendo tildado su mandato como personalista, en 1910 expulsó a Víctor Pradera del Partido por indisciplina”; Juan Ramón de Andrés Martín, Precendentes del proyecto ultraderechista mellista en el periodo 1900-1912, [in:] Boletín de la Real Academia de la Historia, 202 (2005), p. 125 approaches this conflict as a pre-Mellist controversy; the press communique does not go into details, see El Imparcial 05.05.10, available here
  46. ^ following personal meeting with Don Jaime in San Jean de Luz in May 1912, see La correspondencia militar 14.05.12, available here
  47. ^ Ana Calavia Urdaniz, «La Conciliación» de Pamplona y sus relaciones con los sindicatos católico-libres (1915-1923), [in:] Principe de Viana 49 (1988), p. 80
  48. ^ Carballo 2013, p. 148
  49. ^ with Alcala Zamora, Sanchez Toca and Maura, Orella Martínez 2013, p. 172,
  50. ^ as substitute of de Mella, who refused to stand, El Siglo Futuro 08.04.18, available here
  51. ^ in 1918 it was Pradera outlining the Carlist policy in the Cortes, Fernández Escudero 2012, p. 500
  52. ^ Pradera opposed amnesting Besteiro and Largo, convicted of 1917 revolt, Carballo 2013, p. 102
  53. ^ Guinea Suárez 1953
  54. ^ Orella Martínez 2012, p. 183, since Pradera was attracted to Carlism by its theory and not dynastical allegiance, the decision to abandon Don Jaime was not hard for him, see Carballo 2013, p. 99; the same author claims (p. 105) that Pradera joined de Mella sharing his anti-Entente views
  55. ^ he was appointed the regional jefe in Gipuzkoa, Orella Martínez 2012, p. 268, details in Orella Martinez 2000, pp. 69-89
  56. ^ its editor-in-chief was Raimundo García, Eduardo González Calleja, La prensa carlista y falangista durante la Segunda República y la Guerra Civil (1931-1937), [in:] El Argonauta español 9 (2012), p. 29, p. 4; Ignacio Olabarri Gortázar, Notas sobre la implantación, la estructura organizativa y el ideario de los partidos del turno en Navarra, 1901-1923, [in:] Príncipe de Viana 49 (1988), p 323, claims that Diario de Navarra was indeed identified with Pradera during the last years of Restoration
  57. ^ Carballo 2013, p. 102 does not specify whether Pradera ran on Jaimist or Mellist ticket; according to La Correspondencia de España 21.05.19 available here the national Carlist political leader Pascual Comín disauthorised Pradera as a Mellist
  58. ^ he was reported by the contemporary press as fielding his candidacy, but it is unclear whether he actually ran, see El Globo 24.12.20 available here
  59. ^ Guinea Suárez 1953, Carballo 2013, p. 101
  60. ^ Andrés Martín 2000, p. 238
  61. ^ Carballo 2013, p. 106
  62. ^ Andrés Martín 2000, pp. 228-237, 253-256; in this vision, praderismo differed from mellismo by recognition of Alfonso XIII, ideological reductionism, adopting authoritarian threads and broadening the alliance base
  63. ^ Manuel Martorell Pérez, La continuidad ideológica del carlismo tras la Guerra Civil [PhD thesis in Historia Contemporanea, Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia], Valencia 2009, p. 358. According to the author, Mella preferred the loosely organised empire of España de los Austrias, while Pradera opted for España de Reyes Catolicos, idealised and unitarian, p. 359
  64. ^ Some claim that PSP enabled survival of Mellismo, embracing most of the orphaned Mellistas, as officially Mellism amalgamated into Jaimismo in 1927, see Carballo 2013, p. 106, also Orella Martínez 2000, p. 195
  65. ^ Jacek Bartyzel, Umierac ale powoli, Krakow 2006, ISBN 8386225742, p. 277
  66. ^ Orella Martínez 2012, p. 268. In the aftermath of de Mella’s death in 1928 Pradera was president of Comisión Ejecutiva de la Junta de Homenaje, Carballo 2013, p. 100
  67. ^ Guinea Suárez 1953
  68. ^ Ignacio Olábarri Gortázar, Víctor Pradera y el Partido Social Popular (1922-1923), [in:] Estudios de historia moderna y contemporánea: homenaje a Federico Suárez Verdeguer, Madrid 1991, p. 300
  69. ^ Olabarri Gortazar 1991, pp. 300-301
  70. ^ Olabarri Gortazar 1991, p. 309
  71. ^ Orella Martínez 2000, Orella Martínez 2012, Carballo 2013; some authors claim that emergence of the party was also spurred by Catalan and Basque electoral successes of 1917-1918, and Pradera was primarily concerned with unity and integrity of Spain, Olabarri Gortazar 1991, p. 303
  72. ^ Olabarri Gortazar 1991, p. 301
  73. ^ Pradera perceived socialism as an ideology depriving a human of its transcendence, literally the devil’s work, Orella Martínez 2012, pp. 215-217
  74. ^ Miguel Ayuso, El Carlismo y su signo, [in:] Anales de la Fundación Francisco Elías de Tejada, 14 (2008), p. 122 criticizes Orella’s work for downplaying Pradera’s hostility to christian democracy and to Angel Herrera; Orella Martínez 2012, pp. 259, 378 suggests that it was rather Ossorio representing christian democracy, while Pradera stood for corporativism
  75. ^ Olabarri Gortazar 1991, p. 309
  76. ^ Orella Martínez 2012, pp. 214, 268, Orella Martínez 2000, pp. 89-117
  77. ^ Orella Martínez 2012, p. 213
  78. ^ Olabarri Gortazar 1991, p. 304
  79. ^ which later gave rise to claims of the party having been proto-fascist, see Olabarri Gortazar 1991, p. 306,
  80. ^ Carballo 2013, p. 107
  81. ^ Olabarri Gortazar 1991, p. 306. However, Pradera was reluctant to accept employee stock ownership, tenants’ right to buy off the land cultivated and the female vote, see Orella Martínez 2012, p. 259
  82. ^ Olabarri Gortazar 1991, p. 308
  83. ^ Olabarri Gortazar 1991, pp. 308-309
  84. ^ Pradera did not know Primo personally and was rather skeptical of him, mostly due to his alleged idea of abandoning Marocco; the Mellistas nurtured a vision of a federation between Spain, Portugal and Morocco, Carballo 2013, p. 107
  85. ^ José Manuel Cuenca Toribio, La Unión Patriótica. Una revisión, [in:] Espacio, Tiempo y Forma, 9 (1996), p. 127, Rafael Gambra, Víctor Pradera en el pórtico doctrinal del Alzamiento, [in:] Revista de Estudios Políticos 192 (1973), p. 158
  86. ^ including his own
  87. ^ Carballo 2013, p. 108
  88. ^ on state organization, elections, organization of justice and organization of the government and its relations with the Cortes, see Guinea Suárez 1953; Olabarri Gortazar 1991, p. 308, Orella Martínez 2012, p. 173
  89. ^ in top dailies like ABC or El Debate, see Carballo 2013, p. 108
  90. ^ Carballo 2013, p. 108
  91. ^ Orella Martínez 2012, p. 275
  92. ^ and with the government responsible before the king, not before the parliament, Guinea Suárez 1953
  93. ^ Jesus Maria Fuente Langas, Los tradicionalistas navarros bajo la dictadura de Primo de Rivera (1923–1930), [in:] Príncipe de Viana 55 (1994), p. 420
  94. ^ Carballo 2013, p. 111
  95. ^ Orella Martínez 2012, p. 213
  96. ^ Gambra 1973, pp. 158-9
  97. ^ Carballo 2013, p. 110
  98. ^ Orella Martínez 2000, pp. 117-135
  99. ^ Gambra 1973, p. 158
  100. ^ Maximiliano Garcia Venero, Historia de la Unificacion, Madrid 1970, p. 65, Ana Serrano Moreno, Las elecciones a Cortes Constituyentes de 1931 en Navarra, [in:] Príncipe de Viana 50 (1989), p. 699, Manuel Ferrer Muñoz, Los frustrados intentos de colaboración entre el partido nacionalista vasco y la derecha navarra durante la segunda república, [in:] Principe de Viana 49 (1988), p. 130
  101. ^ e.g. taking part in joint initiatives like a letter protesting measures applied against cardinal Segura, Antonio Manuel Moral Roncal, 1868 en la memoria carlista de 1931: dos revoluciones anticlericales y un paralelo, [in:] Hispania Sacra 119 (2007), p. 355
  102. ^ Martorell Pérez 2009, p. 358
  103. ^ some claim they were named "praderistas" at the time, see the Partido Carlista version available here
  104. ^ Eduardo González Calleja 2012, p. 70
  105. ^ González Calleja 2012, p. 192, Martin Blinkhorn, Carlism and Crisis in Spain 1931-1939, Cambridge 1975, ISBN 9780521207294, p.133
  106. ^ the Carlist body entrusted with synthesis and diffusion of the ideology, Blinkhorn 1975, p. 208
  107. ^ from Navarre and the Basque Country, Estornés Zubizarreta, Victor Pradera Larumbe
  108. ^ elected into the Tribunal, he could no longer serve as a deputy, Carballo 2013, p. 103
  109. ^ but with 27 votes gained he lost to Fernando Gasset Lacasaña, who got 262, Salvador Belles, El alcalde que o quiso ser embajador, available here
  110. ^ José Miguel de Mayoralgo y Lodo, Movimiento Nobiliario 1936, available here
  111. ^ and sounded him on that perspective, Santiago Sanchez Martinez, El cardelnal Pedro Segura y Saenz (1880-1957) [PhD Univ de Navarra], Pamplona 2002, p. 256, also Carballo 2013, p. 114
  112. ^ the alliance was dominated by Alfonsinos, with only Pradera and Rodezno representing Carlism, Orella Martínez 2012, p. 441
  113. ^ Pradera was persuaded to withdraw as his presence gave rise to controvereies, Carballo 2013, p. 113-4; some authors claim he was the only Carlist in the board, see Blinkhorn 1975, p. 132
  114. ^ some authors consider him a co-founder of Bloque Nacional, see Eduardo Palomar Baró, Victor Pradera Larumbe (1873-1936) entry at generalisimofranco site available here, Garcia Venero 1970, p. 72
  115. ^ Blinkhorn 1975, pp. 189-190
  116. ^ Pradera was also outraged that when looking for coalition allies, Gil Robles preferred Lerroux to Carlists, Carballo 2013, p. 116, Blinkhorn 1975, p. 126
  117. ^ Moral Roncal 2007, p. 358, Carballo 2013, pp. 112-3
  118. ^ fellow Carlists ironically dubbed them “reconocementeros”, a mockery derivate of “reconocimiento”, see Calleja 2012, p. 196
  119. ^ compare Blinkhorn 1975, p. 346
  120. ^ and containing articles published in Acción Española throughout 1934, José Luis Orella Martínez, Víctor Pradera; un intelectual entre los ismos de una época, [in:] Navarra: memoria e imagen vol. 2, Pamplona 2006, ISBN 8477681791. Available also here
  121. ^ Pedro Carlos González Cuevas, La recepción del pensamiento conservador-radical europeo en España (1913-1930), [in:] Espacio, Tiempo, Forma, 3 (1990), p. 224, Carballo 2013, p. 114, 122, Gambra 1973, p. 149, Orella Martínez 2012, p. 217
  122. ^ Orella Martínez 2006, pp. 257-268
  123. ^ Pradera considered Rousseau’s vision another version of Pelagianism, Carballo 2013, p. 118
  124. ^ Pedro Carlos González Cuevas, Las derechas españolas ante la crisis del 98, [in:] Historia contemporánea 15 (1997), p. 208
  125. ^ Orella Martínez 2006, pp. 257-268
  126. ^ González Cuevas 1997, p. 208
  127. ^ Carballo 2013, pp. 119-121, Bartyzel 2006, p. 293
  128. ^ Carballo 2013, pp. 119, 123-125
  129. ^ David Soto Carrasco, Víctor Pradera: políticas viejas para un estado nuevo, available here
  130. ^ Orella Martínez 2006, pp. 257-268
  131. ^ some authors claim that state envisaged by Pradera was still far stronger than that envisioned by most Carlists, and “sovereignty” was reserved only for this very state, see Martorell Pérez 2009, pp. 359-360
  132. ^ Stanley G Payne, Navarrismo y españolismo en la política navarra bajo la Segunda República, [in:] Príncipe de Viana, 166-167 (1982), p. 901
  133. ^ Bartyzel 2006, p. 293
  134. ^ economic issues discussed in detail by Carballo 2013, pp. 132-142
  135. ^ Blinkhorn, a highly critical British historian who in 1975 could not resist the temptation to engage in polemics with Pradera, argued that the weak point of Estado Nuevo was missing vision of how the Praderian state should be achieved. He suggested that Pradera simply presupposed the existence of a sympathetic consensus, Blinkhorn 1975, p. 151, the same opinion in Bartyzel 2006, p. 294
  136. ^ Blinkhorn 1975, p. 146, José Luis Rodríguez Jiménez, La extrema derecha en España: del tardofranquismo a la consolidación de la democracia (1957-1982) [PhD thesis], Madrid 2001, ISBN 8484661296, p. 138
  137. ^ Pradera’s reception among the Carlists is a history of its own. Initially he was acknowledged with enthusiasm. Once he started to serve as a founding father of Francoism, Carlists began to ignore Pradera, see Martorell Peréz 2009, pp. 355, 370. For the Carlist progressists he was worse than ignored – he was banned; “Nosotros nunca citamos a Víctor Pradera” – declared Massó, see Martorell Peréz 2009, pp. 400-02. At that point the Carlist traditionalists like Gambra ceased to “forget” Pradera (Martorell Peréz 2009, pp. 403, 408); it was in 1971 that Tejada and Gambra referred to Pradera in ¿Qué es el carlismo? and started quoting him as a Carlist master, see Gambra 1973. He was hailed as intellectual giant by Fuerza Nueva, see Rodríguez Jiménez, 2002, pp. 271–2, 288. Today Traditionalist Carlists refer to Pradera with caution, considering him a sincere Carlist who got eclectic over time, compare Ayuso 2008, p. 122
  138. ^ there are also scholars who claim exactly the opposite, namely that Pradera was throwing “jealous insults” towards Jose Antonio and the Spanish fascists, see Ferrán Gallego, El evangelio fascista: la formación de la cultura política del franquismo (1930-1950), Madrid 2014, ISBN 8498926769, 9788498926767, p. 32
  139. ^ like Ortega y Marañon, see Soto Carrasco, Víctor Pradera: políticas viejas para un estado nuevo, p. 5
  140. ^ Apart from being “an unknown and forgotten man”, nowadays, see Jorge Trias Sagnier, De Pradera a Companys, [in:] ABC 25.10.04, available here
  141. ^ according to some, Estado Nuevo “ se convirtió en breviario político e institucional de Franco”, see Eduardo Palomar Baró, Victor Pradera Larumbe (1873-1936), while Estado Nuevo was “uno de los libros que más influyó en el pensamiento político de Franco”, Payne 1982, p. 901
  142. ^ actual text here
  143. ^ Xose Manoel Nuñez Seixas, Nations in arms against the invader: on nationalist discourses during the Spanish civil war, [in:] Chris Ealham and Michael Richards (eds.), The Splintering of Spain. Cultural History and the Spanish Civil War, 1936 –1939, p. 56
  144. ^ David Soto Carrasco, Víctor Pradera: políticas viejas para un estado nuevo; also Serrano Suñer appreciated Pradera as a theorist, see Rodríguez Jiménez 2001, p. 181
  145. ^ Gonzalo Redondo Galvez, Política, cultura y sociedad en la España de Franco, 1939–1975, vol. 1, La configuración del Estado espanol, nacional y católico (1939–1947), Pamplona 1999, ISBN 8431317132; accordint to the author, "el autoritarismo franquista no fue de signo fascista sino tradicionalista", see Juan María Sanchez-Prieto, Lo que fué y lo que no fué Franco, [in:] Nueva Revista de Política, Cultura y Arte 69 (2000), pp. 30-38
  146. ^ Carlos Pulpillo Leiva, Orígenes del Franquismo: la construcción de la “Nueva España” (1936–1941), [PhD thesis], Madrid 2013, esp. pp. 717-737
  147. ^ with Francoist omnipotent state, accidentalist regime, centralization, monopolist party, arbitrarily designed representation and Church subservient to state deemed incompatible with Pradera's vision of a withdrawn state, monarchism, regionalisation, abolishment of parties, corporative representation and state subservient to Church, see Orella Martinez's works listed
  148. ^ in a recent work Pradera is presented as a pivotal figure in the process of Carlism gradually melting down within a broad extreme Right between 1876 and 1936, see Javier Esteve Martí, El carlismo ante la reorganización de las derechas. De la Segunda Guerra Carlista a la Guerra Civil [in:] Pasado y Memoria. Revista de Historia Contemporánea 13 (2014), pp. 119-140
  149. ^ Orella Martínez 2000, p. 11, Orella Martínez 2006, pp. 257-268. The author notes that in countries like Portugal, Austria, Romania and Hungary the conservatives persecuted fascists, while in Belgium, Norway, Italy and Slovakia the two formations worked hand in hand
  150. ^ some consider Pradera’s works Traditionalism at its best, see Gonzalo Fernández de la Mora, Los teóricos izquierdistas de la democracia orgánica, Barcelona 1985, p. 188, others see it as evolution of typical Carlism, since regionalism and dynastical allegiance gave way to corporativism and organicism
  151. ^ most quoted phrase from the book was that “Estado Nuevo is the old traditional state”, Javier Ugarte Tellería, El carlismo en la guerra del 36. La formación de un cuasi-estado nacional-corporativo y foral en la zona vasco-navarra, [in:] Historia contemporánea 38 (2009), p. 68
  152. ^ Stanley G. Payne, Fascism. Comparisons and Definitions, Madison 1980, ISBN 0299080609, p. 143; in another of his works, Payne applies a more typical description of "societal corporatism", see his The Franco Regime, Madison 1987, ISBN 0299110702, pp. 53-54
  153. ^ González Cuevas 1997, p. 208
  154. ^ or simply “authoritarian”, Iker Cantabrana Morras, Lo viejo y lo nuevo: Díputación-FET de las JONS. La convulsa dinámica política de la "leal" Alava (Primera parte: 1936-1938), [in:] Sancho el Sabio 21 (2004), p. 170, also Agustín José Menéndez, Shifting legal dogma: From Republicanism to Fascist Ideology under the Early Franquismo, [in:] Arena working papers 20 (2000), available here
  155. ^ many authors invoke Pradera against the fascist background, indicate similarities, and apply fascistoid qualifications, but stop just short of naming him fascist, see Enrique Moradiellos, Evangelios fascistas, [in:] Revista de Libros 12 (2014), p. 30, Olabarri Gortázar 1988, p. 323, Ernesto Mila, Renovación Española y Acción Española, la “derecha fascista española”, [in:] Revista de Historia del Fascismo, 2 (2011), María Cruz Mina Apat, Elecciones y partidos políticos en Navarra (1891-1923), [in:] J. L. García-Delgado (ed.), La España de la Restauración: política, economía, legislación y cultura), Madrid 1985, ISBN 8432305111, 9788432305115, pp. 120-121, S. Fernandez Viguera, Ideologia de Raimundo Garcia ‘Garcilaso’ en torno al tema foral, [in:] Principe de Viana 47 (1986), pp. 511-531. Only in unrestrained cyberspace Pradera is plainly called fascist, compare here. There are also many scholars who highlight what they consider fundamental differences between Pradera and fascism, see Orella Martínez 2006, pp. 257-268, Fernando del Rey Reguillo, Manuel Álvarez Tardío, The Spanish Second Republic Revisited: From Democratic Hopes to the Civil War (1931-1936), Madrid 2012, ISBN 9781845194598, pp. 250-251, Carballo 2013, pp. 126-131, Martin Blinkhorn, Fascists & Conservatives. The radical Right and the establishment in twentieth-century Europe, London 2003, ISBN 9781134997121, p. 126, Jacek Bartyzel, Tradycjonalizm (hiszpański) wobec faszyzmu, hitleryzmu i totalitaryzmu, [in:] Pro Fide Rege et Lege 71 (2013), p. 26
  156. ^ and “fascist project turned firmly towards the past”, see Dylan Riley, The Civic Foundations of Fascism in Europe: Italy, Spain, and Romania, 1870–1945, Baltimore 2010, ISBN 9780801894275, pp. 19-20
  157. ^ Manuel Martorell-Pérez, Nuevas aportaciones históricas sobre la evolución ideológica del carlismo, [in:] Gerónimo de Uztariz 16 (2000), pp. 103-104. The author claims that de Mella broke with Pradera because of magmatic nature of his work, which contributed not to excellence, but to the intellectual decay of Carlism; similar opinion, though not expressed that boldly, is presented in Andres Martin 2000, pp. 253-257; the author a number of times points to "minimalist" Praderian strategy of seeking understanding with very broad Right-wing political spectrum
  158. ^ none of the sources consulted clarifies what Pradera’s mothertongue was, though he is reported to have spoken Basque perfectly, Carballo 2013, p. 143
  159. ^ compare Pradera’s entry at Auñamendi Eusko Entziklopedia
  160. ^ compare Carballo 2013, pp. 142-146
  161. ^ though he remained ambivalent as to their re-introduction; in 1916-1918 he declared that "la situación actual de España no es la oportuna para plantear el pleito de la reintegración foral”, quoted after Estornés Zubizarreta, Victor Pradera Larumbe
  162. ^ Estornés Zubizarreta, Victor Pradera Larumbe; "Regionalismo no es separatismo. [...] El separatismo, o sea la independencia, no lo admitimos nosotros; al contrario, queremos la unidad de la Patria, respetando los derechos que corresponden a todas las provincias”, quoted after Guinea Suárez 1953
  163. ^ according to Pradera municipios are naturally grouped in comarcas, not provincias; actually, he did not recognise official “provincias”, and when advocating “provincial” rights he meant “regiones”, Carballo 2013, pp. 109-110
  164. ^ scholars differ on this point. Martorell Peréz 2009, pp. 359-360, claims that unlike in case of Mella, for Pradera fueros did not provide a “sovereignty” framework; others claim that Pradera envisioned regions as self-established entities, united in federal or confederal Spain, see González Cuevas 1997, pp. 208-9, Olabarri Gortazar 1991, p. 304
  165. ^ Iñaki Iriarte López, Euskaros, nacionalistas y navarristas. Ideologías del pacto y la agonía en Navarra, [in:] Revista Internacional de los Estudios Vascos 44 (1999), p. 62. Other sources claim that Pradera, obsessed by Spanish unity, was not a fuerista at all, see Josep Miralles Climent, Aspectos de la cultura política del carlismo en el siglo XX, [in:] Espacio, Tiempo y Forma, 17 (2005), p. 154
  166. ^ Pradera assailed also cultural initiatives suspected of advancing disunion, like the 1920 unveiling of a monument to the 1522 defenders of Navarre against Castillans, dubbed “traidores, villanos y dignos del patíbulo”, quoted after Emilio Majuelo, La idea de historia en Arturo Campion, Donostia 2011, ISBN 9788484192206. p. 116, details in Jesús Etayo Zalduendo, Navarra, una soberanía secuestrada: historia y periodismo (1923-1931), Tafalla 2004, ISBN 8481363596, 9788481363593, pp. 196-7, 407-409
  167. ^ Orella Martínez 2012, p. 11
  168. ^ Estornés Zubizarreta, Victor Pradera Larumbe
  169. ^ see Gambra 1973, p. 150-151, Orella Martínez 2000, pp. 53-69
  170. ^ Carballo 2013, p. 153, Guinea Suárez 1953, Estornés Zubizarreta, Victor Pradera Larumbe
  171. ^ dubbed “paladín del españolismo a secas”, Estornés Zubizarreta, Victor Pradera Larumbe
  172. ^ In 1931-1933 Pradera and Juan Olazabal formed the nucleus of the Carlist opponents to the Basque autonomy, Iriarte López 1999, p. 63, González Calleja 2012, p. 72, Ferrer Muñoz 1988, pp. 130-1 (claiming that especially the Gestoras version was lambasted as “laico, antiforal and antieconomico”), Manuel Ferrer Muñoz, La Cuestión estatutaria en Navarra durante la Segunda República, [in:] Príncipe de Viana 52 (1991), p. 205, Santiago de Pablo, El carlismo guipuzcoano y el Estatuto Vasco, [in:] Bilduma Rentería 2 (1988), p. 196
  173. ^ Pradera is sometimes considered one of the founding fathers of navarrismo, see Juan María Sánchez-Prieto, Garcia-Sanz, Iriarte, Mikelarena, Historia del navarrismo (1841-1936) [review], [in:] Revista Internacional de Estudios Vascos 48 (2003), p. 732; the author claims that Pradera is fundamental to change in Navarrese perception of their enemies: before it was the Spanish state, after it was the Basque nationalism; Roldán Jimeno Aranguren, Los derechos históricos en la renovación del régimen autonómico de Navarra (2004-2006), [in:] Revista interdisciplinar de estudios histórico-jurídicos, 15 (2007/8), p. 344
  174. ^ Blinkhorn 1975, p. 186; full pronouncement of the Tribunal in Memoria elevada al Gobierno de la Republica, Madrid 1934, available here, see also his own explanation as produced during a public meeting here
  175. ^ e.g. when discussing political regime of Vasco-Navarrese region during the Reconquista, he pointed out that Navarre formed a militarised monarchy, Álava was almost republican, Gipuzkoa resembled constitutional monarchy and Biscay formed a señorío, see Carballo 2013, p. 149
  176. ^ González Cuevas 1997, p. 208, Orella Martínez 2000, pp. 48-50
  177. ^ Carballo 2013, p. 154
  178. ^ "irrevocable espańolidad de las Provincias Vascongadas", quoted after Carballo 2013, p. 143, also “Cataluńa no tiene derecho a ser Estado porque no era nación”, Carballo 2013, p. 155
  179. ^ the level of detail and complexity involved in this highly expert debate can be grasped by looking at Pradera’s discussion with Arturo Campión on dating convention of the papal documents from 1512, see Carballo 2013, p. 148;
  180. ^ Pradera’s lecture which made particular impact was Regionalismo y Nacionalismo address of 1917, re-emphasized and re-formatted as a scholarly discourse titled El mistero de los Fueros Vascos and delivered at Real Academia de Jurisprudencia y Legislación; in Por Navarra, para España (1921) Pradera claimed that under the old regime Spain was in fact a confederation, Olabarri Gortazar 1991, p. 304, Blinkhorn 1975, pp. 147-8
  181. ^ Estornés Zubizarreta, Victor Pradera Larumbe, Guinea Suárez 1953
  182. ^ Eduardo G. Calleja, Julio Aróstegui Sánchez, La tradición recuperada; el Requeté carlista y la insurrección, [in:] Historia contemporánea, 11 (1994), p. 36; some claim Pradera did not participate actively and was merely informed on progress, Carballo 2013, p. 117
  183. ^ Pradera forged an amicable if not friendly personal relationship with Franco, allegedly considering him “the man of the future”, Guinea Suárez 1953; when leaving Madrid to assume his post in the Canary Islands, Franco asked Pradera to join him, see Garcia Venero 1970, p. 91
  184. ^ Carballo 2013, pp. 103-4
  185. ^ Jose Orella, Victor Pradera, el asesinato de un vocal del Tribunal de Garantias Constitutionales, [in:] La Razon 06.01.21, available here
  186. ^ Guinea Suárez 1953
  187. ^ some sources claim it was on August 2, Pedro Barruso, Verano y la revolución. La Guerra Civil en Gipuzkoa, [in:] gipuzkoa1936 service, available here
  188. ^ at the order of Telesforo Monzon, Orella Martínez 2012, p. 214, or Manuel Irujo, Guinea Suárez 1953
  189. ^ Guinea Suárez 1953
  190. ^ Pedro Barruso Barés, La represión en las zonas republicana y franquista del País Vasco durante la Guerra Civil, [in:] Historia contemporánea 35 (2007), p. 656, Pedro Barruso Barés, Manuel de Irujo y la Guerra Civil en Guipúzcoa en el verano de 1936, [in:] Vasconia: Cuadernos de historia - geografía, 32 (2002), p. 71; no documentation of such a tribunal has ever been found, Pedro Barruso, Verano y la revolución. La Guerra Civil en Gipuzkoa
  191. ^ Guinea Suárez 1953
  192. ^ according to some sources, in the highly Christian spirit Pradera forgave his killers before death, Carballo 2013, p. 156
  193. ^ Boletin Oficial del Estado 18.07.49, available here

Further reading[edit]

  • Juan Ramón de Andrés Martín, El cisma mellista. Historia de una ambición política, Madrid 2000, ISBN 9788487863820
  • Martin Blinkhorn, Carlism and Crisis in Spain 1931-1939, Cambridge 1975, ISBN 9780521207294
  • Francisco J. Carballo, Recordando a Víctor Pradera. Homenaje y crítica, [in:] Aportes 81 (2013), pp. 97–158
  • Ander Delgado, Víctor Pradera: mártir de España y de la causa católica, [in:] Alejandro Quiroga, Miguel Angel Del Arco (eds.), Soldados de Dios y apóstoles de la patria. Las derechas españolas en la Europa de entreguerras, Granada 2010, ISBN 9788498366433
  • Javier Esteve Martí, El carlismo ante la reorganización de las derechas. De la Segunda Guerra Carlista a la Guerra Civil [in:] Pasado y Memoria. Revista de Historia Contemporánea 13 (2014), pp. 119–140
  • Sergio Fernández Riquelme, De la Tradición a la Reacción. Víctor Pradera y el Estado nuevo español en la era de entreguerras, [in:] La Razón histórica: revista hispanoamericana de historia de las ideas políticas y sociales 42 (2019), pp. 236–260
  • Rafael Gambra, Víctor Pradera en el pórtico doctrinal del Alzamiento, [in:] Revista de Estudios Políticos 192 (1973), pp. 149–164
  • Carlos Guinea Suárez, Víctor Pradera (series Temas españoles, n. 37), Madrid 1953
  • Ignacio Olábarri Gortázar, Víctor Pradera y el Partido Social Popular (1922-1923), [in:] Estudios de historia moderna y contemporánea, Madrid 1991, ISBN 8432127485, 9788432127489, pp. 299–310
  • José Luis Orella Martínez, El origen del primer católicismo social español [PhD thesis UNED], Madrid 2012
  • José Luis Orella Martínez, El pensamiento carlista de Víctor Pradera, [in:] Aportes 31 (1996), pp. 80–96
  • José Luis Orella Martínez, Víctor Pradera: Un católico en la vida pública de principios de siglo, Madrid 2000, ISBN 8479145579
  • José Luis Orella Martínez, Víctor Pradera y la derecha católica española [PhD thesis Deusto], Bilbao 1995
  • Maximiliano G. Venero, Víctor Pradera: guerrillero de la unidad, Madrid 1943

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