The dangers posed by an ambitious designated successor. By Matthew McGinty One of the greatest threats to the regime of a Xi Jinping or a Vladimir Putin is succession, because […]

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By Padraig Yeates In a decade overshadowed by centenaries it is perhaps inevitable that 50th anniversaries are somewhat neglected, particularly south of the border, where the more recent Troubles are […]

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A chara,—A fine article regarding RIC District Inspector Swanzy and the ensuing riots in Lisburn (HI 28.5, Sept./Oct. 2020). One clarification, however, re the assertion that ‘Swanzy was assassinated … […]

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Sir,—I was delighted to see that Laurence Fenlon’s piece on ‘Ireland, slavery and the slave trade’ (HI 28.5, Sept./Oct. 2020) recognised the key role played by the jeweller and watchmaker […]

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Sir,—In the 1844 cartoon illustrating Rob Christie’s article about Abraham Brewster (HI 28.6, Sept./Oct. 2020, p. 21), the figure exiting left is not Brewster, as stated in the caption, but […]

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