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.

Marianne Fischer

Among the Believers

The War for Muslim Minds, by Gilles Kepel, Harvard University Press, £10.95, ISBN: 067401992X In February 1945, President Franklin Roosevelt, returning from the Yalta conference...