In 1932, Fianna Fáil set out to win the hearts of the marginalised, and prevailed
Dev, like Trump, took power through the disaffected
Donald Trump is the new Fianna Fáil. This assertion is not a criticism of either but, rather, a defence of populism and an antipathy toward the new liberal doctrine. Ireland’s 1932 election was fought on strikingly similar grounds to the US election this year.
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