Monthly Archives For September 2008

Class and Ireland: Part 2

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I’m standing at the corner of Cathal Brugha Street and Thomas Lane, waiting for my friend Lida to arrive. She’s starting up her own business soon, and wants me to write a blurb for the…

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Drew Westen: Avoiding President Palin

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Drew Westen: Avoiding President Palin Drew Westen takes issue with the Obama campaign's lacklustre response to Sarah Palin's nomination and the Republican Convention and offers 10 pieces of advice on how Obama can avoid joining…

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Israel Turns 60

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Israel Turns 60 A thorough overview of Israeli politics and the current intellectual climate on the state's 60th birthday ("12 years younger than John McCain" as the author reminds us). Makes the salient point that…

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Class and Ireland: Part 1

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It is not the poverty Of soil in Leitrim that makes me raise my hat To fools with fifty pounds in a paper bank” (Lough Derg, Kavanagh) A friend of mine is fond of saying,…

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September 3rd Morning: The Recession Diaries

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IBEC’s Turlough O’Sullivan has an unfortunate ideological quirk but it is treatable.  It seems he can’t say the words ‘low-paid’ without inserting ‘so-called’ before them.  In fact, he has trouble using the actual words ‘low-paid’,…

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