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The sidelines of history: How the Irish Saved Civilization | Margaret Felice
Supreme egotism and utter seriousness are necessary for the greatest accomplishment, and these the Irish find hard to sustain; at some point, the instinct to see life in a comic light becomes irrestistible, and ambition falls before it. – William V. Shannon, quoted in Thomas Cahill’s How the Irish Saved Civilization [Naturally I would turnContinue reading >>