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Quarterly Political & Cultural Magazine 


Current Issue: No. 19 Spring 2000

Leader  Republican cop-out

Restoring confidence in politics
Pat Rabbitte, Labour Party TD for Dublin South West, defends a beleaguered profession

Time Was: a day on the bog
The National Archive is the source for a Garda report in May 1942 which relates some unemployed Dublin workers' views of the government-sponsored Turf Cutting Schemes

Partnership and the public sector
Deborah King
says public sector workers should act on the public's expectations of improved services. Deborah is executive director of the 1199/League Employment, Training and Job Security Programme for Health Care Workers in New York.

Letter from Berlin
Anna Campanile
, who teaches at the University of Cologne, describes a city of change, 'a place of chance'

Creating a true international community
French Minister for Foreign Affairs Hubert Vedrine argues for a multipolar, multilateral world of which a reformed United Nations would be the guardian

Peace cannot be taken for granted
Anna Lindh, Swedish Minister for Foreign Affairs, writes that nuclear weapons and Cold War thinking should be consigned to history

Putting Haider in his place
Johannes Swoboda, Austrian MEP and foreign affairs spokesperson for the Party of European Socialists, argues that a distinction should be made between Jorg Haider and the Austrian people

Women's rights and nationalism
Maurice Goldring examines the relationship between feminism and nationalism in the years leading to Irish independence. He has written extensively on Ireland.

Book Reviews 

Gavin Bowd reviews The Past of an Illusion by Francois Furet 
He is author of L'Interminable enterrement: Le communisme et les intellectuels francais depuis 1956.

Arthur Aughey reviews Nine Lives: Ethnic Conflict in the Polish-Ukrainian Borderland by Waldemar Lotnik with Julian Preece; Foreword by Neal Ascherson
Arthur Aughey lectures in politics at the University of Ulster at Jordanstown.

Malcolm Barry, Director of adult and community education at Goldsmith's College, London, reviews Radical Heroes: Gramsci, Freire and the Politics of Adult Education by Diana Cohen

New York-based journalist Peter McDermott reviews Ernie O'Malley: IRA Intellectual by Richard English

Ron Callan, who lectures in English at University College, Dublin, reviews Sport and Nationalism in Ireland: Gaelic Games, Soccer and Irish Identity since 1884 by Mike Cronin

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