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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Shawn McCarthy

Shawn McCarthy is a national business correspondent for The Globe and Mail, covering energy and the environment from the paper’s parliamentary bureau in Ottawa. He has served as The Globe’s New York correspondent and parliamentary bureau chief. He is also president of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom.

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George Soros’s precarious political legacy. September 2015
George Soros is in his mid eighties. “This is his last active decade,” said Anna Porter in her new book Buying a Better World: George Soros and Billionaire Philanthropy. “He has been in feverish overdrive since his seventieth birthday, wishing to accomplish what he set out to do back in his fifties: inspire people to embrace ‘open society’ and convince the world of intellectuals that his theories and ideas are fundamental to understanding the human condition.” Titans of industry have long sought redemption and some measure of immortality in the charitable work they have…