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This Shambolic Republic

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Book Review: Ireland’s Economic Crash, by Kieran Allen, The Liffey Press Kieran Allen’s excellent analysis of Ireland’s recession, the first that this writer has encountered from an Irish Marxist, is predicated on a single simple…

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State-Building and the UN

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The first decade of the 21st century has been a difficult one for the UN, as its credibility has taken a serious battering. Incidents such as the international furore provoked by the Volker report on…

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