IN THE REVIEW

Mocking the Irish Gods

States of Ireland

by Conor Cruise O'Brien

The Story of Ireland

by Conor Cruise O'Brien and Maire Mac Entee O'Brien
The idea that Britain is responsible for all Ireland’s wrongs, from the price of beef to the partition of Ulster, is one that dies hard in the breasts of nationalist and Catholic Irishmen. Most Irishmen of this species, in fact, manage to combine a belief in the invincibility of their …