The General Post Office from Abbey St after the 1916 Easter Rising:   Royal Irish Academy JT Westropp RIA

Following Patsy McGarry’s description in this paper (5/1/16) of the Easter Rising as ‘immoral and anti-democratic’ and the debate it has fostered, it (...)

Noam Chomsky  also claimed Recep Tayyip Erdogan was operating double standards on terrorism. Photograph: Daniel Lynch

The left-wing US academic Noam Chomsky has hit back at Recep Tayyip Erdogan after the Turkish president accused him of ignorance and sympathising with(...)

Because We Say So, by Noam Chomsky
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The 1962 Dean Acheson enunciation that, regardless of the rest of the world’s views, the US could do whatever it thought necessary to protect its “pow(...)

Mass surveillance:  We shouldn’t be comfortable or complacent about our electronic communications.

We live in the age of surveillance and while many of us don’t notice and even more try not to think about it, every so often we worry about how often (...)

Tech leaders and scientists including Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Steve Wozniak warn that the deployment of robots capable of killing while untethered to human operators is “feasible within years, not decades.”

Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, along with hundreds of artificial intelligence researchers and experts, are calling for a worldwide ban on so-called au(...)

A frame grab from an undated video reportedly shows Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden watching TV at his compound in Pakistan. Newly-released documents show bin Laden owned books by Noam Chomsky and Bob Woodward, among others. Photograph: US Department of Defence/AFP/Getty Images

The US government has released a list of English-language texts seized from Osama bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan in 2011 showing the al-Qaeda leader(...)

‘America NPR is unquestionably more intellectually evolved that CNN or Fox.’ Above, Bill O’Reilly on Fox News

The Irish media is never slow to talk itself up. Self-criticism comes less naturally. Although the media landscape is more diverse and stratified t(...)

Pieter De Buysser knows that simplicity is harder than ever to achieve
DTF Review: Book Burning

Project Arts Centre, Dublin ***   Pieter De Buysser appears from behind a large black trunk like a magician, presenting this char(...)

Boulder, Colorado, where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, is considered one of the best places to live in the US. Photograph: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images

The American city of Boulder, sitting where the Great Plains meet the Rocky Mountains, regularly features amongst the happiest, brainiest, healthiest,(...)

Andre Schiffrin in France in April , 1999.

André Schiffrin, who has died in Paris aged 78, was a force in the American book world for more than 50 years. His passion for editorial independence (...)