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‘Headline inflation is our inflation, and it is real.’ File photograph: Getty

In the late 1970s, the US launched a monetary war on inflation which culminated in the early 1980s with US interest rates peaking at 22 per cent. The (...)

I briefly diced with death once, but had it happened, it would have been more embarrassing than dramatic. Photograph: Getty Images

Self-isolation for Covid provides a useful insight into what life would be like if you were dead. You’re sitting in your bedroom, listening to family (...)

Ministerial cars and their drivers wait on a Cabinet meeting to end at Dublin Castle. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

From division bells to wedding bells – congratulations to Fianna Fáil TD Christopher O’Sullivan, who has announced his engagement to Dublin-based lawy(...)

 President Joe Biden in the White House. Photograph: Al Drago/The New York Times

It may be a TikTok world, but sometimes old hacks know best. James Carville helped Bill Clinton get elected against stiff odds. David Axelrod helped(...)

A Trump supporter carries a Confederate flag in the US Capitol Rotunda last January: Ethnic violence flared between the world wars. The 1960s brought assassinations and riots so bad some northern cities only half recovered.  Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP

Some 50 winters ago, the UK home secretary Reginald Maudling gave up on the outright defeat of Irish republican terrorism. What might be feasible, he (...)

US president Joe Biden: Many who were sick of Trump chaos and ineptitude are now sick of Biden chaos and ineptitude. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

In Shakespeare, when characters want to fulfil their desires, they escape to what’s been called the Green World. And that’s what Democrats promised vo(...)

The players fight after a challenge on Lions scrumhalf Conor Murray by Cheslin Kolbe of South Africa during the second  Test in Cape Town. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

For the first time in history two giant rugby rivalries will be played on the same day as the Lions play the Springboks in Cape Town and New Zealand t(...)

US vice-president Kamala Harris (4-L) poses for a photo as president Joe Biden (C) signs the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Photograph: Oliver Contreras/Pool/EPA

A new national holiday commemorating the end of slavery was signed into law by US president Joe Biden on Thursday, as he returned to work in the White(...)

Rahima Asadi,  wife of Naiemi, and their daughter, Zainab, outside the airport in Kabul on June 1st. Photograph: Kiana Hayeri/The New York Times

The Asadi family was up before dawn last Tuesday after a fitful night’s sleep. They dressed quickly in new clothes bought the day before and tucked a (...)

A figure illustrating the polyhedral pattern (a truncated octahedron)  within coronavirus

Euclid’s Elements was the first major work to organise mathematics as an axiomatic system. Starting from a set of clearly stated and self-evident trut(...)

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