October 23, 2012

Irish Society Colluding in Its Own Destruction

Fintan O'Toole, Irish Times

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This is an eerily accurate diagnosis of the collective passivity of Irish citizens. We are the victims of an obvious outrage – forced to beggar ourselves to pay off debts that “we” never incurred. But we are unable to respond to this attack because we suspect that we deserve it.

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