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Review: Preventing the Future: Why Was Ireland So Poor for So Long?User Review - Goodreads
To be fair, I only read the beginning and end of this, but basically if you'd like a neoliberal theory about why the Irish were too "backward" to succeed and why they should "accept" the fact that ...
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