Sidewalksby Tom Deignan
- Remembering Morton Downey, Jr, the father of trash TV
- Father Andrew Greeley’s powerful faith - remembering the larger than life Chicago priest
- Ireland’s rotten Apple scheme - two-bit operation need to pay their dues to maintain “civilized society”
- Sleazy secrets and the American Dream of Dublin born spy Kevin Richard Halligen
- 'The Great Gatsby' author F Scott Fitzgerald’s death and burial another Catholic lesson
But these days, when it seems as if the Cold War is back with a vengeance, that’s what you get when you hear about Russian spy scandals.
Perhaps this craze for the Cold War is just nostalgia, a longing for the days when the Soviets and Americans would engage in all sorts of skullduggery, but in the end, no one would get hurt. These days, in the back of our minds, we seem to know that any day can turn out to be as tragic as that one back in September of 2001.