As always in Irish affairs, North or South, history is basic and tragedy never far away. This does not mean that we should succumb to a pseudo-intellectual belief in historical inevitability, which may sound sophisticated, but is actually shallow. Things have gone wrong because men made bad decisions. Different approaches could have led to better outcomes.
Britain’s CPTPP deal is all upside in a world dividing into US and China power blocs
Joining an open, rules-based free trade system opens up all sorts of interesting possibilities when the world is changing so fast