Monday September 28, 2020

Haughey was a mirror of Ireland's self-hatred

Soft you, a word or two before you go, I have done the state some service, and they know't.

25th December, 2004

Soft you, a word or two before you go, I have done the state some service, and they know't.

Othello was the Moor of Venice, a gifted black leader in a white mercantile society and, as such, an outsider who craved acceptance. He protected the state bravely from its foes, and was rewarded with marriage to a top Venetian's daughter, Desdemona.

Alas, he never felt fully secure. When a jealous man eroded his trust, he...

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