“How the Irish Destroyed Civilization,” By Sanford Rose
KISSIMMEE Florida—(Weekly Hubris)—5/13/2013—And you thought, following Thomas Cahill’s 1996 book, that they saved it.
Well, they did, to a certain extent, by preserving Latin literature in the Dark Ages. But, like the west wind, they are both destroyer and preserver.
I’m not talking so much about what the Irish did. I’m talking primarily about what happened because, to coin a phrase (or a paraphrase), they were there.
Think back to the year 1914, the eve of the Great War. Why did Britain enter that conflict, thereby guaranteeing that it would be both global and protracted?
There are lots of reasons, most often mentioned being a fear of Germany—based not on what it had done but rather on what it might do in the future.
Yet another major, though rarely discussed, reason is that entry into the conflict provided a way of disposing of the army, which became the British Expeditionary Force in France. (Click to read post . . .)
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