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The continuing influence of Ayn Rand

MURPHY: More than 30 years after her death, Rand’s books, Atlas Shrugged and The Fountainhead, still sell.…

The spy who saved the Soviet Union

MURPHY: Richard Sorge’s information on Japanese intensions was critical to saving the Soviet Union during the Second World War.…

US midterms demonstrate the limits of punditry

MURPHY: Sweeping assertions about irreversible political trends are often wrong.…

Nelson Rockefeller’s fatal flaw

MURPHY: He was someone who wanted things “on his own terms,” but not even a Rockefeller wins the presidency exclusively on his own terms.…

The imperative of war is to win it as quickly as possible

MURPHY: No matter what it takes.…

When working-class heroes grew up to be Tories

MURPHY: 19th century Toronto mayor “Ned” Clarke was both a dedicated trade unionist and a true-blue Tory.…

The rise and fall of a British prime minister

MURPHY: Labour’s Harold Wilson was done in by his belief that smart guys could solve anything, and his incestuous relationship with unions.…

The European Union’s 21st century isn’t sticking to the script

MURPHY: The voting masses never really signed up for the transformation.…

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