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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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

Poor White Trash

How liberals in the US treated Bill Clinton’s accuser Paula Jones

Priest of the Phallus

Lawrence’s skewed sexual politics and its legacy in the porn industry

Dream Time

The pursuit of the common good, Pope Francis argues in a new book, needs societies to focus

The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea

It was once possible to regard the judge Sergio Moro as a zealous, perhaps overzealous, prosecutor of corruption.