Andrew Lynch

Andrew Lynch

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A tech expert’s dire warnings of a bleak dystopian future

A tech expert’s dire warnings of a bleak dystopian future

Technology: The Big Nine: How the Tech Titans and Their Thinking Machines Could Warp Humanity; By...

Colonial lore seen through the prism of a lone hitman

Colonial lore seen through the prism of a lone hitman

History: The Patient Assassin: A True Tale of Massacre, Revenge and the Raj, By Anita Anand, Simo...

The long history of a disturbingly modern death cult

The long history of a disturbingly modern death cult

According to Iain Overton’s intelligent and sobering survey of suicide bombing, it seems tailor-made for the 21st century

A superb study of  why clever people do stupid things

A superb study of why clever people do stupid things

Popular Science: The Intelligence Trap, By David Robson, Hodder & Stoughton, €17.95 Arthur ...

Status Quo’s frontman follows the well-worn trail to rock ’n’ roll stardom

Status Quo’s frontman follows the well-worn trail to rock ’n’ roll stardom

Music: I Talk Too Much: My Autobiography, By Francis Rossi, Constable, €17.25 Bob Geldof saw St...

Profile Hassanal Bolkiah: The sultan of sting

Profile Hassanal Bolkiah: The sultan of sting

Factfile Age: 72 Appearance: short and trim with a goatee beard Newsworthiness: the Far East mona...

Enjoyable profile of military history’s most famous recruiter

Enjoyable profile of military history’s most famous recruiter

History: Who Killed Kitchener?: The Life and Death of Britain’s Most Famous War Minister, By Da...

Jordan: The comeback

Jordan: The comeback

Jordan Peele has been widely acclaimed as a horror movie auteur, an influential commentator on US race relations and a natural heir to cinematic icons such as Alfred Hitchcock and Steven Spielberg

Strange and compelling WWII saga lacks a gripping finale

Strange and compelling WWII saga lacks a gripping finale

History: Dachau to the Dolomites, The Untold Story of the Irishmen, Himmler’s Special Prisoners...

Profile of Ray Kelvin: Real Ted’s rise and fall

Profile of Ray Kelvin: Real Ted’s rise and fall

Until recently, most profiles of Kelvin were happy to describe him as quirky, eccentric or simply a maverick

Bower labours to find dirt on Corbyn in dull hatchet job

Bower labours to find dirt on Corbyn in dull hatchet job

Tom Bower consistently puts the worst possible interpretation on Corbyn’s actions, adding a dollop of moral outrage for good measure

On the trail of British rock’s lost boy

On the trail of British rock’s lost boy

Music/biography: Withdrawn Traces: Searching for the Truth About Richey Manic, By Sara Hawys Robe...

Profile of Chuka Umunna: An independent streak

Profile of Chuka Umunna: An independent streak

Since Jeremy Corbyn’s rise to the leadership of the Labour Party, however, Umunna’s centrist, pro-EU principles have gone increasingly out of fashion

A frustratingly vague look at the big decisions that we make

A frustratingly vague look at the big decisions that we make

Science: Farsighted: How We Make the Decisions That Matter the Most, By Steven Johnson, John Murr...

Old memories painstakingly preserved in the service of history

Old memories painstakingly preserved in the service of history

Tomás Mac Conmara’s book does not provide a comprehensive account of the War of Independence in Clare or anywhere else. What it does most effectively is capture the atmosphere of a rural guerrilla conflict that left many eye-witnesses emotionally scarred for life