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

A Bit Of Stick

Tadhg Foley
Macaulay was as appreciative as Michael McDowell of the blessings of inequality ... He would doubtless have agreed with Archbishop Whately’s view, in his textbook on political economy for Irish children, that if there were no rich people there would be nobody to give alms to the poor. He commended himself on his own charity after the fashion of wealthy lawyers justifying outrageous fees on the basis of pro bono work.
Sep 7, 2010, 19:38 PM
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The Light from the East

Tadhg Foley
A new book demonstrates the longlasting and deep engagment of various Irish scholars and practitioners with the religious and cultural traditions of eastern Asia.
Dec 1, 2013, 19:26 PM
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The Most Gifted Woman in Ireland

Tadhg Foley
Hannah Lynch’s enthusiasm for travel was central to her writing. Her status as a lone, unchaperoned woman traveller, and coming from Ireland, a country much travelled against, doubtless sharpened her critique of existing dominant travel narratives.
Nov 5, 2020, 11:21 AM
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Not a Gentleman

Tadhg Foley
The Buddhist monk known as U Dhammaloka was a powerful leader of Burmese nationalism, venerated to the point of adulation by thousands of supporters. In his origins he was a working class Dubliner, who one source said ‘could charm the heart of an old wheelbarrow’.
Jan 7, 2021, 13:52 PM
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