The interminable reshaping of conflicts

Marc Mulholland is settling nicely into the blogosphere. So much so that he seems to have many more fish to fry that those strictly to do with home. However earlier this week he began publishing notes for his students. He cautions them on the vast range of conflicting and determinative accounts of Irish history.

Some of the quotes are priceless. This triptych from ATQ Stewart numbers among the pithyist and the best:

“Ireland, like Dracula

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