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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Making Israel Unreal

Opinion: The faulty thinking of the boycott and divestment campaign

Killing Bad Guys

Lara Marlowe’s memoir of her years with Robert Fisk in love and war

Cometh the Day

The case for the union, and the case for respecting law and democracy

The Smartest Boy

The moral failings and deep hypocrisy of an unusually able Taoiseach

Sweating the Asset

The rise of private monopolies in the wake of the Thatcher ‘revolution’

The Pathfinder

The megalomania of the leader of Peru’s genocidal Maoist revolutionaries

People Like Us

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

Intellectual Insurrection

The extraordinary range and tireless radical commitment of Edward Said

Wrongfooted by History

An up-close look at Northern Ireland’s Protestant community

From Ronald to Donald

US Republican Party strategy and the irresistible populist temptation