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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”.


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

  • No Laughing Matter

    May 2, 2009 @ 10:52 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

    Worst political movie ever made? That was my initial and perhaps somewhat harsh judgment as I left the cinema after watching In the Loop which was so widely-praised I just had to go and see it. The main character is meant to be based on Alastair Campbell, legendary spin-doctor for Tony Blair.


     Alastair Campbell: film version of his diaries would have been better (Photograph by
    Alan Betson)


  • Gaza, Hamas and UNRWA

    February 4, 2009 @ 8:56 pm | by Deaglán de Bréadún

     I was tied up with other matters so did not see the original story on the wires. But just when I thought I was being over-critical of Hamas, I received the following statement in my email from Proinsias De Rossa, Labour MEP for Dublin, who has been a longtime sharp critic of the Israeli Government over its treatment of the Palestinians. (more…)

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