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.

William Wall

Marching on Rome

Fascism’s origins in violence and repression of the labouring poor

Preaching Poppycock

Yeats’s authoritarianism: the Rapallo circle and Italian fascism

The Authentic Voice

An examination of Italian cinematic neorealism and its artistic antecedents

Il Miglior Fabbro

Ezra Pound was a fascist and, even after the Holocaust, an unrepentant antisemite, yet he was also a brilliant poet, a great synthesiser of cultures and absolutely central to Modernism in English as an associate of Eliot and Yeats and a fierce champion of the young James Joyce.