Noam Chomsky

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In seeking esteem, do we pretend we’re something we’re not in order to get other people to admire us?

The 18th-century Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith has a bit of an image problem. His defence of free markets, epitomised by his coining o(...)

There are many words that you could use to describe Gruff Rhys, but “conventional” is not one of them. Over the course of his decades-long career, the(...)

Sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird at  rehearsal: “I’m sort of the everyman.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The sean-nós singer Iarla Ó Lionáird is digging a grave on a special earth-filled platform in Wesley House off Dublin’s Leeson Street. Standing near h(...)

Pepi Nana and Mr Onion in Moon and Me. Photograph: BBC

We’ve not even started watching Moon and Me, the new CBeebies show by Teletubbies creator Andrew Davenport, and it’s already a hit in our house. “I n(...)

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and UN climate secretary Patricia Espinosa at  COP24. Photograph: Kacper Pempel/Rueters

Negotiators at the climate talks in Katowice are closer to completing and strengthening the rules for making the landmark Paris agreement operational.(...)

Ireland’s  Ryan Mullen:  ““I don’t know my programme yet. We have a team camp in December, where I guess we will get the race programme.” Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images

Heading to the Trek-Segafredo team after two years with another American squad Cannondale Drapac, Ryan Mullen wants to move his career to a new level (...)

Irish  film and TV  director Lorcan Fox with Made in Chelsea cast member Binky Felstead

Lorcan Fox is a fim and TV director. He works on a TV show called Sam Delaney’s News Thing. For the past 18 months Fox has been making the online news(...)

Esra Özakça poses with pictures of her husband, Semih, a primary school teacher, and university lecturer Nuriye Gülmen, who are both in prison and on hunger strike in Turkey. They were arrested after a prolonged protest over their dismissals in the crackdown that followed last July’s attempted  coup. Photograph: Umit Bektas/Reuters

Esra Özakça’s husband Semih passed his 100th day on hunger strike this week. Sick with worry, and angry, on May 21st she joined him. Every day she cal(...)

In 1992, Oxford’s Radiohead were one of the most least-likely-to bands around, but within six years they were the exact opposite. Underperforming 199(...)

Judit Polgár: “It’s very important where you put your goals. If my goal hadn’t been to be in the absolute best category, I would not have been able to be for 26 years the number one in the ladies’ category.” Photograph: Stefan64

“Without work, talent is lost,” said the “queen of chess”. It has been a long, hard journey for Judit Polgár. Speaking at an event held this week by (...)

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