Patrick West, Author at Catholic Herald - Page 2 of 2

Patrick West

The eccentrics who shaped our world

History’s People by Margaret MacMillan Profile, £14.99 Whether history is shaped principally by personalities or impersonal forces is a debate that has occupied historians...

Becoming less Irish and more Catholic

The Irish in Manchester: 1750-1921 by Mervyn Busteed Manchester University Press, £75 The mass influx of Irish into Britain in the middle of the...

Banksy and other false gods

The artist Banksy has long been venerated by the chattering classes for his “daring” and “provocative” work. For many people, particularly those on the...

Football is not the new religion

... it just extends the old one, says Patrick West, who looks at Christianity's influence on the game ahead of the World Cup

The eccentrics who shaped our world

History’s People by Margaret MacMillan Profile, £14.99 Whether history is shaped principally by personalities or impersonal forces is a debate that has occupied historians...

Becoming less Irish and more Catholic

The Irish in Manchester: 1750-1921 by Mervyn Busteed Manchester University Press, £75 The mass influx of Irish into Britain in the middle of the...

Banksy and other false gods

The artist Banksy has long been venerated by the chattering classes for his “daring” and “provocative” work. For many people, particularly those on the...

Football is not the new religion

... it just extends the old one, says Patrick West, who looks at Christianity's influence on the game ahead of the World Cup