Ireland’s first hero

For this St. Patrick’s Day, our columnist takes a look back at Brian Boru, high king of Ireland

Ireland’s first hero
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For this St. Patrick’s Day, our columnist takes a look back at Brian Boru, high king of Ireland.

Ukrainian blues

The combination of ethnically-linked identities and related grievances can have very nasty consequences

Ukrainian blues
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The combination of ethnically-linked identities and related grievances can have very nasty consequences.

The inequality debate takes a turn

A new study shows just how hard it is to prove there even is any

The inequality debate takes a turn
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A new study shows just how hard it is to prove there even is any.

Beware of experts who aren’t

There are valid reasons to be sceptical of “case closed” arguments that claim to speak from expert authority

Beware of experts who aren’t
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There are valid reasons to be sceptical of “case closed” arguments that claim to speak from expert authority.

Downton Abbey and history’s echo

The soap’s first black character was inspired by jazz singer Leslie Hutchinson, who had an affair with Lady Edwina Mountbatten

Downton Abbey and history’s echo
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The soap’s first black character was inspired by jazz singer Leslie Hutchinson, who had an affair with Lady Edwina Mountbatten.

Looking back at Canada’s great flag debate

While the new flag was highly popular, whether Canadian independence strictly required it is a different question

Looking back at Canada’s great flag debate
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© Troy Media While the new flag was highly popular, whether Canadian independence strictly required it is a different question.

The most suicidal campaign in US presidential history

50 years ago Barry Goldwater ran for President. The results weren’t pretty

The most suicidal campaign in US presidential history
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© Troy Media 50 years ago Barry Goldwater ran for President. The results weren’t pretty.

JFK and the truth about the Cuban Missile Crisis

JFK and the truth about the Cuban Missile Crisis
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Forget everything you thought you knew about the Crisis. It didn’t happen that way at all.

When historical myth collides with reality

When historical myth collides with reality
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Beware of historians and journalists who fall in love with their subjects.

The curious case of Richard Nixon

The curious case of Richard Nixon
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Almost 40 years after he resigned in disgrace, Nixon is still very much a pariah. The question is why?