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Additional info for Anatomia de un instante Anatomy of a Moment (Spanish Edition)
El 20 de febrero, tres días antes del golpe, Ricardo Paseyro, corresponsal de París Match en Madrid, escribía: «La situación económica de España roza la catástrofe, el terrorismo aumenta, el escepticismo respecto a las instituciones y sus representantes hiere profundamente el alma del país, el Estado se desmorona bajo el asalto del feudalismo y de los excesos autonómicos, y la política exterior española es un fiasco»; concluía: «En el aire se huele el golpe de estado, el pronunciamiento». Todo el mundo sabía que podía ocurrir, pero nadie o casi nadie sabía el cuándo, el cómo y el dónde; en cuanto al quién, no eran precisamente candidatos a dar un golpe de estado lo que faltaba en el ejército, aunque es seguro que apenas irrumpió el teniente coronel Tejero en el hemiciclo todos o casi todos los diputados debieron de reconocerle de inmediato, porque su cara había ocupado las páginas de los periódicos desde que, a mediados de noviembre de 1978, Diario 16 dio la noticia de que había sido detenido por planear un golpe consistente en secuestrar al gobierno reunido en consejo de ministros en el palacio de la Moncloa y aprovechar el vacío de poder para tomar el control del estado; tras su detención, Tejero fue sometido a juicio, pero la condena que le impuso el tribunal militar acabó siendo irrisoria y pocos meses más tarde ya estaba otra vez en libertad y en situación de disponible forzoso, es decir sin una ocupación profesional concreta, es decir sin otra ocupación que organizar los preparativos de su segunda intentona con la máxima reserva y contando con el mínimo número de personas, lo que debía impedir la filtración que dio al traste con la primera.
El protagonizado hacía poco en Turquía por el general Evren o el protagonizado en España poco más de un siglo atrás por el general Pavía ? con operaciones políticas en teoría constitucionales. Era una mezcla tramposa, letal; de esa mezcla surgió el 23 de febrero: las operaciones políticas fueron la placenta que nutrió el golpe, suministrándole argumentos y coartadas; al discutir sin disimulo la posibilidad de ofrecer el gobierno a un militar o de pedir ayuda a los militares con el fin de escapar del embrollo, la clase dirigente entreabrió la puerta de la política a un ejército que clamaba por intervenir en la política para destruir la democracia, y el 23 de febrero el ejército irrumpió por esa puerta en tromba.
Si no me engaño, apenas se han publicado un par de novelas centradas de lleno en el golpe del 23 de febrero; como novelas no son gran cosa, pero una de ellas tiene el interés añadido de que su autor es Josep Meliá, un periodista que fue un crítico acerbo de Suárez antes de convertirse en uno de sus colaboradores más cercanos. Operando al modo de un novelista, en determinado momento de su relato Meliá se pregunta qué fue en lo primero que pensó Suárez al oír el primer disparo en el hemiciclo; se responde: en la portada del día siguiente de The New York Times.