Karl Marx

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Radical right: Deporah Lipstadt sees little new in the chants in Charlottesville  in 2017. Photograph: Edu Bayer/NYT

Tomorrow, on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, we are invited to reflect on the fact that, within living memory in some of the most sophisticat(...)

What the ardent Leavers  say about a no-deal Brexit is not that they are really convinced it is a good thing, but that the English will endure the suffering and get through it because that is what they have always done. Photograph: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Today is supposed to be historic, one of the most epic moments in the long life of the Westminster parliament. So why does it not feel like that? The (...)

When done well, a cocktail menu becomes a statement of intent through which an establishment can express its identity. Photograph: iStock

There’s a drink listed at Lemuel’s Bar in Dublin’s Conrad Hotel that is the perfect excuse for procrastination, even if it presents itself as a cure f(...)

France’s president Macron is deeply unpopular, and his efforts to placate the national protests through the narrow gauge lens of economics have thus far made things worse. Why? Photograph:  Getty Images

Two huge rivers, the Rhone and the Soane which converge in Lyon, have been ferrying goods, people and ideas into this majestic city for centuries. The(...)

Chinese president Xi Jinping spent seven years in Liangjiahe living in primitive conditions. Photograph: Mark R. Cristino/EPA

In the cave in Liangjiahe where the 15-year-old Xi Jinping was sent in 1969 during the ravages of the Cultural Revolution, there is a felt mattress on(...)

Amazon’s decision to up the pay of some of its warehouse employees (to $15 an hour) has  rung alarm bells. Photograph: Lindsey Wasson/Reuters

Unlike US president Donald Trump, President Michael D Higgins doesn’t have a Council of Economic Advisers. Given the powers available to the Irish hea(...)

John Connors: “I went home to my mother and said, ‘What’s a knacker?’ And I could just see the dread in her face.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

When John Connors was a seriously depressed young man he ended up in an acting class. He had recently admitted that he was suicidal to his brother who(...)

Who do you think you are kidding Monsieur Barnier/We’re preparing to kill each other for a can of Spam.

Given the trouble British industry is facing, I am happy to offer a sure-fire winner to its entrepreneurs. There is bound to be a huge market in T-shi(...)

Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The downside of a long dry spell in Dublin, like the one that may or may not end this weekend, is the state to which it gradually reduces the city’s s(...)

Karl Marx, born 200 years ago this month, was a man of huge gifts who bequeathed to his followers an impressive intellectual legacy spanning economics, philosophy, history and politics. Photograph:  Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Karl Marx, born 200 years ago this month, was a man of huge gifts who bequeathed an impressive intellectual legacy spanning economics, philosophy, his(...)

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