I am so at home in Dublin, more than any other city, that I feel it has always been familiar to me. It took me years to see through its soft charm to its bitter prickly kernel - which I quite like too.

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Reds under the Bed

How the secret police bedded in communism in postwar Central Europe

Spanish Sketches

Orwell and the Spanish anarchists: not judging murder too severely

They Heard the Call

A history of Ireland’s main Catholic seminary has a much wider focus than the merely institutional

Voices from the Chorus

Given the historical amnesia that prevails, Katrina Goldstone’s account of the activity of Irish left-wing writers in the Thirties is something of a revelation.

Webs and Networks

In popular imagination, the Arts and Crafts movement is indelibly linked to well-known figures like William Morris, John Ruskin and Edward Burne-Jones.

No Myth No Nation

A state will be at a loss if it doesn’t know where it came from.