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All revolutions are aspirational, yet few achieve their aspirations.

5th June, 2010

All revolutions are aspirational, yet few achieve their aspirations. Ireland’s was no different. In his poem The Rebel, Patrick Pearse could speak of having ‘‘a soul greater than the souls of my people’s masters’’ but, when they took power, few of the men he inspired to fight for Irish freedom had attitudes much different from those they replaced.

You could say the hucksters won, and the big...

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