G1000: Belgium’s Citizens’ Summit

Posted by David Farrell (November 12, 2011) On November 11, 800 citizens from across Belgium were brought together to discuss the future of their country. G1000 was conceived a few months ago by a small group of Belgian citizens (the key player is a prominent author and columnist, David van Reybrouck; the others are a…

A new book on ‘the second Republic’

Posted by David Farrell (November 1, 2011) Here’s the link for the new book by Peadar Kirby and Mary P. Murphy, entitled Towards a Second Republic: Irish Politics after the Celtic Tiger (Pluto, 2011). The blurb reads as follows: Towards a Second Republic analyses Ireland’s economics, politics and society, drawing important lessons from its cycles of boom and…