Tag Archives: Bill Clinton

The Decline & Fall of the American Empire

Americans always get irritated if it is suggested that United States of America is an Empire. Their self-image is of a nation opposed to imperialism but actually they just disapprove of others empires, British, French, Spanish, Russian. I think they … Continue reading

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It Was Twenty Years Ago Today…

…that the Good Friday Agreement was signed. 10th April 1998. It seems like yesterday but it is actually closer to one third of my life. Good Friday just happened to be the day that it was signed. There were intense … Continue reading

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“Mussolini and Lucretia Borgia”

Hard to believe that eight years ago, Europe was enjoying the race to the White House. We all favoured Obama. On the night of Obama’s election, I wrote a piece “Two Cheers for President Obama”…one cheer for being a History … Continue reading

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John Hume…The Only Statesman?

It is of course entirely right and proper that John Hume is honoured in Derry today. But the Twittersphere is unusually quiet about it all. I make no apology for saying that John Hume is just about the only Statesman … Continue reading

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