José Ortega y Gasset and Joaquín Costa were two intellectuals of early twentieth-century Spain, visionaries of their time, who anticipated the major changes Spain would have to experiment to avoid the perpetuation of caciquism and a culture of folklore based on short-sighted priorities and maintenance of a status-quo that rewards the mediocre rather than the capable. From Wordnik.com. [Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort: The Elegant Revolution] Reference
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