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  • Neither Capitalism nor Socialism but … what?

    July 10, 2009 @ 4:38 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    A friend of mine is fond of quoting the American humorist and commentator, the late H.L. Mencken, who said that, “If all the economists were laid end to end, they still wouldn’t reach a conclusion”.

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    Bright Intelligent Fellow From Offaly meets Ban the Man (Photograph by Dara Mac Dónaill) (more…)

  • Hands in Pockets, Pockets in Pants

    May 15, 2009 @ 7:33 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    It never ceases to amaze me how many people in this country are willing to rally round the Royals when someone is seen to insult them. Many moons ago, Maeve Binchy caused a furore with a less-than-adoring colour piece in this newspaper on the wedding of Charles and Diana.

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    Casual acquaintances (Photograph: Frank Miller)

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