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    Bin the Spike

    by Michael Smith It’s 2020.  We’re transitioning to a civilisation with a wiser sensibility. We’re defenestrating monuments that subvert our values.  What’s the first erection we should remove? On its twentieth anniversary, it’s Dublin’s spike, the ‘Spire of Dublin’, a tiger in metal. Dublin lost the run of itself in a boom that started in […]

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    The Plague, Ecocide, Thanatos and Gaia

    Coronavirus shows that our self-destructive civilisation is fragile. But the earth may be on our side. by Vita Golden. This article argues that self-destructiveness including neo-liberalism facilitates twin scourges: plagues and environmental catastrophe (“ecocide”). In reacting, as you would expect, against ecocide Gaia, the force that regulates the earth’s environment, also attacks plagues and those […]

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    Woohoo, Wuhan! Is it possible Ireland will be in the position China finds itself in now, in the first half of May?

    Government projections on how long a lockdown will last hijacked by pessimism not evidence, though readers will make their own minds up as to whether Ireland’s trajectory is more like those of China, Singapore or South Korea than those of Italy and Spain. By Michael Smith. It is obligatory to preface articles about Covid-19 with […]

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    Village editorial, September: Gemma O’Doherty 2019

    “Racist: A person who shows or feels discrimination or prejudice against people of other races, or who believes that a particular race is superior to another” – Oxford English Dictionary GEMMA O’DOHERTY has become the it girl for Irish extremism: racism, anti-Islamism, homophobia and transphobia. Village published an article in our last edition, by the editor, […]

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