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Debating the Nation

John Swift

An anthology of the most important Dáil debates of the last sixty years covers vital economic matters, Northern Ireland and the nation’s ongoing difficulties with matters of sexual morality and their consequences.
Mar 10, 2013, 18:54 PM

Made in China

Luna Dolezal
Dave Eggers’s beautifully written new novel offers a melancholy and dreamlike portrait of America in decline.
Mar 10, 2013, 18:24 PM

Getting Beyond No

Connal Parr

There are stirrings in Ulster Loyalist groupings which may, if they mature, disprove the old cliché that Northern Protestants have no culture other than the Orange Order and Rangers football club.
Mar 10, 2013, 18:13 PM

To the Manor Born

Terry Eagleton
Big Houses may mean culture and civility, but they are also at the nub of a whole system of property, labour and production and engage the hard-headed qualities of the gentry as well as its more high-minded impulses.
Mar 10, 2013, 15:44 PM

Power and the People

Tom Hennigan
A new book on the Latin American left asks profound questions about the quality of societies being constructed and comes up with a fascinating portrait of left-wing administrations seeking to balance their supporters’ demands with the dictates of market orthodoxy.
Mar 10, 2013, 15:38 PM

Half the Picture

Michael Cronin
Historians who cannot engage with Irish-language sources risk fundamentally misunderstanding the nature of the public sphere, which in Ireland was long associated with orality and manuscript rather than print culture.
Mar 10, 2013, 15:30 PM

Against the Tide

Carol Taaffe
In the 1970s an obscure provincial schoolmistress created an organisation to be reckoned with whose aim was to purge British television of filth and blasphemy.
Mar 10, 2013, 13:28 PM

Gender, Politics, Solidarity

Gerry Kearns
Judith Butler and Sarah Schulman have each made significant contributions not just to gender studies and political action but to Jewish activist solidarity with the Palestinians.
Mar 9, 2013, 15:47 PM