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When an intellectual cozies up to dictators

When an intellectual cozies up to dictators

MURPHY Is it feasible to separate political views and private behaviour from artistic merit? George Bernard Shaw is a perfect case study (PREMIUM membership content)

The moral roadblock at the end of ethical shortcuts

The moral roadblock at the end of ethical shortcuts

CHIDIAC The world is full of stories of people who have done the impossible, and it always begins with a goal. But is it a worthy goal and are the methods ethical? (BASIC membership content – FREE trial with coupon)

Lithuania a country caught between two worlds

Lithuania a country caught between two worlds

MCGARVEY A letter from Lithuania: Its history is one of struggle and compromise. Now it’s looking to the future and its options with caution (FREE with coupon)

Communism’s pernicious influence persists despite the best evidence

On the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, some romantics still embrace the fallacies of communism and its sister socialism (FREE)

The day I was mistaken for Robert Mugabe

The day I was mistaken for Robert Mugabe

MCGARVEY My first instinct was to reverse rapidly out of the courtyard and melt away into the busy streets. But when was I going to get another shot at these guys? (FREE to members)

Was Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe always a thug?

MURPHY It’s hard to know for sure, but one can safely say that, once ensconced in power, thuggery came easily to him ($$)