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Space to Think, a new book celebrating ten years of the Dublin Review of Books More Information 

Brave Answers

John McAuliffe
A new collection casts further light on the clergyman-poet RS Thomas and his two great subjects, God and Wales
Jun 4, 2013, 10:57 AM

The Empathy Man

Ruth Gilligan
Finishing a novel for Colum McCann feels like finishing a PhD. He upends the traditional maxim to “write what you know” in favour of writing “what you want to know”.
Jun 4, 2013, 09:01 AM

The Meaning of Ryanair

Michael Cronin
Orwell got it wrong. It is not governments but banks, insurance companies, pension funds and low-cost airlines, the raucous cheerleaders of deregulation, that oppress and stupefy us with a network of small and baffling rules.
Jun 4, 2013, 08:52 AM

The Gentleman Naturalist

David Askew
Charles Darwin’s theories of natural selection and evolution have weathered well and he cannot be held responsible for those who have developed a repugnant politics on the back of a vulgarisation of them.
Jun 4, 2013, 08:43 AM

Casement Wars

Jeffrey Dudgeon
Roger Casement dared to dream and turned out to be a nation-builder, regardless of the foolish attempts of his more enthusiastic supporters to deny the reality of his sexual nature. If that was accepted, his stature would rise.
Jun 4, 2013, 08:36 AM