Reading list for 2018

  Khaled Hosseini, The Kite Runner Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America Boris Pasternak, Doctor Zhivago Christopher Hitchens, The Missionary Position: Mother Teresa in Theory and Practice Frank McGuinness, Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Across the Somme Tony Judt, A Grand Illusion? An Essay on Europe V.I. Lenin, The State and Revolution Raif Badawi, 1000 Lashes (Because I Say What I Think) […]

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Catalonia: Spain at a crossroads

“When I see an actual flesh-and-blood worker in conflict with his natural enemy, the policeman, I do not have to ask myself which side I am on.” George Orwell, from ‘Homage to Catalonia’. / “Cuando veo a un obrero de carne y hueso en conflicto con su enemigo natural, el policía, no tengo que preguntarme de lado de quién estoy.” George Orwell, ‘Homenaje a Cataluña.’

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Martin McGuinness (1950-2017)

The month of March saw the passing of Martin McGuinness, former deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, following a short illness. His funeral attracted illustrious and diverse figures from far and wide; from Irish folksinger Christy Moore to Basque separatist leader Arnaldo Otegi, from Democratic Unionist Party leader Arlene Foster to former US President Bill Clinton, […]

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