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.

Issue 137, October 2021

The Rebound

Germany’s rapid bounceback from the destruction of 1945’s ‘Zero Hour’

Bearing the Burden

Historians’ role in excusing the brutalities of empire-building

The Story from Below

The Irish working class’s long search for its voice to be heard in literature

People Like Us

Progressivism’s dirty secret: the left intellectuals abolish the poor

A Learning Curve

A German writer learns the cost of making a god of the nation

Educating Margaret

How Margaret Thatcher was persuaded to sign the Anglo-Irish Agreement