Tom Burns Marañón
Journalist and essayist. Director of Communications of Recoletos Media
If there is no debate, democracy is nothing but an empty shell
Author of various essays on politics and spanish society, Tom Burns is a well-known journalist and essayist who was brought up between Britain and Spain. Grandson of the distinguished Gregorio Marañón and the son of a diplomat, he graduated from Modern History at Oxford University, was Deputy President and Communication Director for the Recoletos Comunicación Group, and since 1970, has developed a brilliant career in journalism.
“If there is no debate, democracy is nothing but an empty shell”
In the seventies he moved to Madrid as a foreign correspondent for the Financial Times and since then resides and works in Madrid, where he has been a correspondent for the Washington Post and the international magazine Newsweek. Currently, he is a director at Eurocofín, a leading corporate communication and financial consultancy company, as well as being a contributor to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo.
In 2001 he was officially made a Member of the Order of the British Empire for his work in promoting Spanish-British relations.
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