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In 1994, Irish alternative rock band released their anti-war song “Zombie” as the first single off their new album No Need to Argue. Their video featured lead singer Dolores O’Riordan covered in gold paint in front of a cross mixed with black and white footage of children and soldiers in Northern Ireland. The song reached number one […]

Ireland

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On May 23, 2015

Good job America. The Irish have now passed you in civil rights. Ireland appeared poised on Saturday to become the world’s first nation to approve same-sex marriage by a popular vote, with early vot

Erm… awkward… Five thousand Irish soldiers who swapped uniforms to fight for the British against Hitler went on to suffer years of persecution. One of them, 92-year-old Phil Farrington, took part in the D-Day landings and helped liberate the German death camp at Bergen-Belsen – but he wears his medals in secret. Even to this day, […]

Droning

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On May 17, 2009
It’s hard to disagree with David Kilcullen and Andrew Exum on the drone issue: Governments typically make several mistakes when attempting to separate violent extremists from populations in which they hide. First, they often overestimate the degree to which a population harboring an armed actor can influence that actor’s behavior. People don’t tolerate extremists in […]
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