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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Too Much, Not Enough

A meditation on time and the pressure to use it productively

Doing the Continental

The European dream of perpetual peace

Diversifying the Horizon

Complementing science with tribal strategies for human survival

The Opposite of Hatred

The afterlife of Christianity after the disappearance of religious belief

Together Again?

A Northern novelist probes the reality behind the Border poll scenario

One Weird Guy

Peter Thiel and the tech giants’ pursuit of political power

It’s Not All Bad

Term report: wealth, good; population, v. good; equality, could do better

An Teanga on Tour

Gaelic Ireland’s many encounters with continental European culture

This Happy Breed

Multiple British fractures leave England alone to feast on its past

Yes We Can

An argument against pessimism and in support of deep human potential