Movie musical Grease turns 40 this summer

Forty years after its release, the movie poses a conundrum for those disposed to view everything through an ideologically-tinted lens

Movie musical Grease turns 40 this summer
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Forty years after its release, the movie poses a conundrum for those disposed to view everything through an ideologically-tinted lens

Marxism “the opium of the intellectuals”

On the 200th anniversary of Marx's birth, let's admit Marxism has nothing useful to say to the modern world

Marxism “the opium of the intellectuals”
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On the 200th anniversary of Marx’s birth, let’s admit Marxism has nothing useful to say to the modern world

Ireland’s abortion referendum puts it all on the table

If you probe the granular views of most people, I suspect you’ll find they’re somewhere between the two extremes

Ireland’s abortion referendum puts it all on the table
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If you probe the granular views of most people, I suspect you’ll find they’re somewhere between the two extremes

What happens if America stops underwriting world order?

Because there are bad guys and bullies out there, a muscular cop – however imperfect – brings a degree of reassurance

What happens if America stops underwriting world order?
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Because there are bad guys and bullies out there, a muscular cop – however imperfect – brings a degree of reassurance

The Marshall Plan wasn’t a silver bullet

Called ‘the most generous act of any people, anytime, anywhere, to another people,‘ the post-war economic boost still had flaws

The Marshall Plan wasn’t a silver bullet
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Called ‘the most generous act of any people, anytime, anywhere, to another people,‘ the post-war economic boost still had flaws

Did Chappaquiddick kill Kennedy’s White House ambitions?

Mary Jo Kopechne’s death was sensational, but justice was never truly done and far too many questions remain unanswered

Did Chappaquiddick kill Kennedy’s White House ambitions?
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Mary Jo Kopechne’s death was sensational, but justice was never truly done and far too many questions remain unanswered

The coronation of Pierre Trudeau

Fifty years ago tomorrow, Trudeau was declared winner of the federal Liberal Party’s leadership race. Two weeks later he was prime minister

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Fifty years ago tomorrow, Trudeau was declared winner of the federal Liberal Party’s leadership race. Two weeks later he was prime minister

The overwhelming imagery of the Crucifixion

The child that was me experienced the lead-up to Easter as foreboding rather than inspiring

The overwhelming imagery of the Crucifixion
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The child that was me experienced the lead-up to Easter as foreboding rather than inspiring

The Cambridge Analytica furor is mostly bunk

The truth is that gathering and deploying information to influence people’s voting behaviour has long been a staple of politics

The Cambridge Analytica furor is mostly bunk
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The truth is that gathering and deploying information to influence people’s voting behaviour has long been a staple of politics

The tragedy of Oscar Wilde

The Anglo-Irish playwright, poet and novelist ended up imprisoned, the casualty of his own foolishness

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The Anglo-Irish playwright, poet and novelist ended up imprisoned, the casualty of his own foolishness

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