Tag Archives: Europe

A Broad Church too far?

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/taoiseach-should-visit-graves-of-british-soldiers-killed-in-1916-says-ex-tory-mp-1.2169232 Last week I wrote about the ‘bandwagoneering’ of the Easter Rising. This week’s blog is in a similar vein. The Commanding Officer of the Sherwood Forresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment), some of the soldiers who helped suppress the Rising, … Continue reading

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Not even Nostradamus was this good…..Philip Gordon and the End of War?

….If Philip H. Gordon had tonight’s lottery numbers, I would be looking over his shoulder as he filled in his ticket….and advising everyone I know to be doing exactly the same. It’s not that I would be certain he’s win, … Continue reading

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Europe’s Violent Memories

Robert Gerwarth, University College Dublin, will present a paper entitled ‘Europe’s Violent Memories’ in the Long Room Hub in Trinity College Dublin, on Tuesday 8th of October. For anyone unfamiliar with Dr Gerwarth, he has written extensively on the subject … Continue reading

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No permanent friends or enemies, only interests

  ‘America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests.’[1] Henry Kissinger Today the Western World woke up to a string of sensationalist headlines; ‘Spy Shock’, ‘Embassies Targeted’, ‘Scandal’, reverberated around European media outlets this morning and EU leaders were … Continue reading

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