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Naomi Klein: “In some ways we displace our own cares onto our kids. We’re afraid for ourselves. But it’s more acceptable to say you care about it for your kids.”  Photograph: Ed Kashi.

‘It’s impossible to respond to climate change without confronting historical injustice or talking about redistribution of wealth,” says Naomi Klein. “(...)

Top, from left, Constance Markievicz; and the Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Bottom, from left, Joseph Plunkett; Alice Milligan; and Thomas MacDonagh.  Main photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

From the early 1900s the development of the Abbey Theatre was accompanied by challenging alternatives, spearheaded by political activists. They inc(...)

Eamon Dunphy’s books of the year
  • Books
  • November 30, 2013, 06:00

Not for Turning, volume one of Charles Moore’s Margaret Thatcher (Allen Lane), is magnificent. Moore enjoyed complete access to his subject, her fa(...)

The history of the Irish revolutionary period, 1913-23, has been well served this year; highlights include Charles Townshend’s The Republic: The Fi(...)

John Banville’s books of the year
  • Books
  • November 30, 2013, 06:00

Charles Townshend is that rare phenomenon, a historian with a fine prose style. His latest study in Irish history, The Republic: The Fight for Iris(...)