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Space to Think, a new book celebrating ten years of the Dublin Review of Books More Information 

    Ahead of the Curve

    Peter Brooke
    The Vorticist painter Wyndham Lewis believed that art best serves human personality by being impersonal, by affirming space and the full maturity of the object, fixity, against the fleeting moment, the accidental by-products of a process.
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    Understanding the Serbs

    Peter Brooke

    David Ralph’s recent essay on the war in Bosnia merely added to the mountain of incomprehension that British journalists raised about the region’s war.
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    Can an Intellectual be a Saint?

    Peter Brooke
    Joseph Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, is best seen not as a renegade liberal but as a sympathiser with a very different movement, which sought to break the grip of Thomism and return to the early sources of the Church.
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    The Troubled Mirror

    Peter Brooke
    Yeats’s interest in Berkeley developed in the 1920s in the context of his appointment to the Irish senate, where he saw himself as a spokesman for the old Protestant   previously largely Unionist   ascendancy caste. In this context he built up a mythological history of the Protestant ascendancy which bore as much resemblance to the original as his accounts of the Irish peasantry written in the late nineteenth century bore to the reality of the life of the rural poor.
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    What Came Up Was Goosegrass

    Peter Brooke
    The novel argues that Russia was already lost by the time of the February Revolution   that the country was so totally demoralised by liberal and socialist ideas that it could only deliver itself tamely into the hands of the Bolsheviks. In another work by Solzhenitsyn, Franco’s Spain is held up as a model of a proper Christian response to the evil of Bolshevism. Evil must be confronted by force, and the centralised, spiritually independent Roman Catholic Church is better placed to do it than Orthodoxy with its otherworldliness and tradition of subservience to the state.
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    Faith and Physics

    Peter Brooke
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