James Bradshaw

James Bradshaw works for an international consulting firm based in Dublin, and has a background in journalism and public policy. Outside of work, he writes for a number of publications, on topics including politics, history, culture, film and literature.

Coronavirus reading: ‘The Demon in Democracy’
25 Mar 2020 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, coronavirus reading, democracy
A Polish philosopher spots similarities between Communists and progressives

Ireland is moving inexorably to the Left
17 Feb 2020 | FEATURES |  
tags: Ireland
The left-wing and nationalist Sinn Féin could end up forming a government

The noble, tragic, terrifying example of a World War II conscientious objector 
30 Jan 2020 | POPCORN |  
tags: conscience, conscientious objection, Nazi Germany
Director Terrence Malick explores our duty to follow our conscience

Why has America become such a fractured society?
28 Jan 2020 | FEATURES |  
tags: atomization, individualism, institutions, United States
The most important social institution of all, the family, has changed beyond recognition

The collapse of Catholic Ireland
13 Jan 2020 | FEATURES |  
tags: Catholic Church, Ireland, secularization
Is it really due to the sexual abuse scandals?

How the West was won – by Christianity
1 Dec 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: Christianity, history, secularization
Whether we like it or not, we live in Christendom

The Irishman is a triumph for its director and actors
8 Nov 2019 | POPCORN |  
tags: Mafia, Martin Scorcese
How does a contract killer live with his crimes?

‘My Father Left Me Ireland’—moving, but out of touch with modern Ireland
24 May 2019 | FEATURES |  
tags: Ireland
An unhealthy obsession with the 1916 rising mars an eloquent Irish-American memoir

Creed II, Rocky and fatherhood
10 Dec 2018 | POPCORN |  
tags: boxing, Creed, fatherhood, films, Rocky
Rocky movies are lessons in fortitude. Never give up. Always keep going.

Black 47: Ireland’s Great Hunger comes to the big screen
13 Sep 2018 | POPCORN |  
tags: historical drama, Irish Famine
Incredibly, the disastrous mid-19th century Famine has never before been dramatised in film.

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