Tag: America

Ukraine: Whoever Wins Washington Must Lose

The disputed deaths of five Ukrainian soldiers alongside the escalation of fighting between Kiev and the breakaway republics of the Donbass heralds a new chapter in the post-Euromaidan conflict. Allegedly part of a reconnaissance group that violated Russian territory, the...

/ 22/02/2022

How Sinn Féin Controls the Irish-American Press

The main Irish-American print newspapers of note are The Irish Echo and The Irish Voice. In terms of e-media, the main Irish-American outlet is IrishCentral.com, which is a “sister-publication” to The Irish Voice.  Traditionally The Echo and The Voice have...

/ 31/12/2021

East-Yankmas: Fine Gael Suggests Ireland Adopt Thanksgiving as a National Holiday

Fine Gael took to social media today to suggest that Ireland should start celebrating Thanksgiving, and that the last Monday in November should be made into a bank holiday. The announcement reveals that the party, clearly fed up with being...

/ 29/09/2021

Time for Ireland to Say Goodbye to Pax Americana

2020 — The American Bogside? As dawn breaks on election day in America never has a modern presidential contest had such little grip on the global attention span. While no way short of drama and meddling by Big Tech and...

/ 03/11/2020

How to Win a Culture War: The 48 Laws of Propaganda

You may not be interested in strategy, but strategy is interested in you” These are the words of Leon Trotsky. You may not be advocating for a socialist revolution like Trotsky, but it is paramount that you understand the rules...

/ 07/10/2020

The Single Plausible Case for Intervention Against Iran

We have been at this point before almost two decades ago – an autocratic regime with significant human rights abuses has antagonised the global hegemon, rumours swirl of a WMD-program and a jingoistic media hypes itself into a frenzy. There...

/ 27/06/2019

Irish Anti-Trump Hysteria is Futile

Plenty of steam has (and will be) given off this week for the visit of President Trump to Ireland on the tail-end of his visit to Europe. Almost three years into his term, Ireland’s progressive classes have failed to properly...

/ 06/06/2019

A Look at the 2020 Democratic Primaries

Biden vs. Bernie: All of the major 2020 Democratic candidates for president of the United States have formally launched their campaigns. It is an extremely diverse field. We have an octogenarian socialist who owns three houses, terrorist sympathizers, and a...

/ 12/05/2019

Democracy isn’t All it’s Cracked Up to Be

Professor David Thunder is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Navarra’s Institute for Culture and Society in Pamplona, Spain. He is author of Citizenship and the Pursuit of the Worthy Life (Cambridge University Press, 2014). Twitter: @davidjthunder As Europe, the United...

/ 18/11/2018

Raging at Bono

I am not a fan of U2. I first encountered the band in 2003 at the opening ceremony for the Special Olympics, at a time I was vaguely aware of a song called Beautiful Day and didn’t even recognise Pride...

/ 10/11/2018