From run by gangster and drug-ridden to a place of sexual freedom and opportunity, a spate of new screen productions are rehabilitating Dublin's image.
Using the military continuously in internal roles for which it is not structured, funded or trained simply speeds up its decline.
Given the framework within which removals under the Group Areas Act took place in Cape Town, a social disaster was inevitable.
Youngsters who grow up in a culture of anger and violence may be drawn to gangs, and schools then become fertile grounds for criminal behaviour.
People have always loved a bit of old-fashioned villainy.
The folklore of the Krays is recast in order to shine light on current attitudes toward crime deviance and in particular, violence.