Seán McGrady

Seán McGrady

@SeanMcGrady

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Writer. Once Philosophy tutor. Enduring Spinozist. Belfast Novels,The Backslider (2012) The Bastard Pleasure (2013) Persevering res physica. EVERTON man

Wolseley Street Belfast & York
Joined on December 29, 2009

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Inside 100 Tweets

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a month
Average replies
12
Average retweets
83
Average likes
167
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"Clever and honest, playful but disturbing--The Backslider is a demanding and hugely enjoyable novel." --Roddy Doyle

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Rare interview of Orson Welles on seeing ‘A Touch of Evil’ for the very first time.

Rare interview of Orson Welles on seeing ‘A Touch of Evil’ for the very first time.

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"As Orwell perceived, the first target of every revolution is language. The need is to create a Newspeak that puts power in the place previously occupied by truth and, having done this, to describe the result as a 'politics of truth'" Fools, Frauds and Firebrands

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Leo Varadkar’s meddling and antagonism is hindering Anglo-Irish relations - Adam MacCarthaigh

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From a Lost History to a New Future: Is a Phenomenological Approach to Quantum Physics Viable? http://dlvr.it/R1NgL3 

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Why is simpler better? Ockham’s Razor says that simplicity is a scientific virtue, but justifying this philosophically is strangely elusive.

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“Henry VIII’s break with Rome was the First Brexit. We should follow his lead: instead of playing Rome’s game, he rejected the validity of Rome’s power entirely.” David Starkey on the historical importance of Brexit

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"As for Islamophobia, I deplore the invention of this word, and all it has meant by way of silencing one side to a much-needed debate. It belongs to the new politics, based in 'the art of taking offence', among people who could not care less whether real offence has been given"

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More adulation of Martin McGuinness, an unrepentant mass murderer. ‘Remembering the Chieftain’ goes online

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'Cora Diamond begins her book by making a case for the reintroduction of Anscombean questions, with the promise that through these we may come to see #Wittgenstein’s work anew and gain fresh perspectives in contemporary debates'

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"While studying classics after obtaining a scholarship to Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford she was sexually harassed by one of her teachers, Eduard Fraenkel, but she brusquely dubbed this a price worth paying for his inspirational teaching" Lady Warnock obituary

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This is a piece by a brave campaigner about a fine novel and an issue that shames Northern Ireland and all those within it who turn a blind eye to the suffering of the powerless.

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You can now be expelled from Twitter simply for saying ‘men are not women’. This is a sinister form of censorship that punishes the expression of basic facts, says Jo Bartosch, the latest feminist to be banned by Twitter

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"When I started writing seriously, I made the major discovery of my life—that I am right and everybody else is wrong if they disagree with me. What a great thing to learn: Don’t listen to anyone else, and always go your own way." - Ray Bradbury

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“Article XXIV of the General Agreement on Tariffs & Trade...provides a way of leaving the EU in a calm & orderly manner on March 29...Trade would continue...with exactly the same exemption from ‘tariffs, quotas, rules of origin & customs processes’ as now”

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"A lot of lousy novels come from people who want to do good. The do-gooder novel. The ecological novel. And if you tell me you’re doing a novel or a film about how a woodsman spares a tree, I’m not going to go see it for a minute." - Ray Bradbury

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Lady Warnock obituary

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Written by Emily Dickinson during the depths of the US Civil War, the untitled poem known as ‘We Grow Accustomed to the Dark’ conjures hope and perseverance amid waves of chaos and uncertainty https://aeon.co/videos/then-fit-our-vision-to-the-dark-exploring-sight-with-emily-dickinson … #WorldPoetryDay

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Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life removed from NZ book store shelves following his visit a month ago.
He was photographed in NZ embracing a fan wearing a T-shirt with the words "I'm a proud Islamaphobe" https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertainment/2019/03/jordan-peterson-s-12-rules-for-life-removed-from-whitcoulls-following-christchurch-terror-attack.html …

Jordan Peterson's 12 Rules for Life removed from NZ book store shelves following his visit a month ago. He was photographed in NZ embracing a fan wearing a T-shirt with the words "I'm a proud Islamaphobe" https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/entertainment/2019/03/jordan-peterson-s-12-rules-for-life-removed-from-whitcoulls-following-christchurch-terror-attack.html …

Philosopher Mary Warnock dies aged 94

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