Ireland: A Study in Nationalism

Ireland: A Study in Nationalism

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Ireland: A Study in Nationalism

Ireland: A Study in Nationalism

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"And there is another great piece of legislation which awaits and should receive the sanction of the Senate -- I mean the bill which gives a larger measure of self-government to the people of the Philippines. How better, in this time of anxious questioning and perplexed policy, could we show our confidence in the principles of liberty, as the source as well as the expression of life, how better could we demonstrate our own self-possession and steadfastness in the courses of justice and disinterestedness than by thus going calmly forward to fulfill our promises to a dependent people, who will look more anxiously than ever to see whether we have indeed the liberality, the unselfishness, the courage, the faith, we have boasted and professed. I can not believe that the Senate will let this great measure of constructive justice await the action of another Congress." -- WOODROW WILSON, December, 1914.

THE PURPOSE OF THE BOOK

FREQUENTLY in speaking about Ireland to Americans I have discovered that the total effect of lively assertion is to leave them confused and bored. It is largely with the confused and the bored in mind that this book is written. There are many eloquent and thrilling books on Ireland. The national struggle of the Irish people is a fit subject . . .

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