Adam Michnik

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The author Colm Tóibín is among a group of 30 writers, historians and Nobel laureates who  declared in a manifesto published in several newspapers  that Europe as an idea was “coming apart before our eyes”. File Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Liberal values in Europe face a challenge “not seen since the 1930s”, leading intellectuals from 21 countries have said, as the UK lurches towards Bre(...)

Russian president Vladimir Putin attends a ceremony marking Navy Day in Kaliningrad in July  2015. Photograph: Mikhail Klimentyev/AFP/Getty Images

Question: what do Tartus, Crimea and Kaliningrad have in common, and why is this single commonality key to understanding the wars in Syria and Ukraine(...)

From left, Blackrock College’s motto is Fides et Robur (faith and fortitude); Belvedere’s is Per Vias Rectas (By straight paths); and Presentation Brothers College Cork’s is Viriliter age (Act manfully).  What does that tell us about the schools?

School patrons are given considerable powers in legislation to protect the ethos of their schools. Admissions policies can be designed to protect t(...)