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    • Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain

    • By: Fintan O'Toole
    • Narrated by: Sam Devereaux
    • Length: 6 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    A fierce, mordantly funny and perceptive book, from the author of Ship of Fools, about the act of national self-harm known as Brexit. In exploring the answers to the question 'why did Britain vote leave?', Fintan O'Toole finds himself discovering how trivial journalistic lies became far from trivial national obsessions; how the pose of indifference to truth and historical fact has come to define the style of an entire political elite; and how a country that once had colonies is redefining itself as an oppressed nation requiring liberation.

    Regular price: $16.35

    • Ship of Fools

    • How Stupidity and Corruption Sank the Celtic Tiger
    • By: Fintan O'Toole
    • Narrated by: Roger Clark
    • Length: 7 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Between 1995 and 2007, the Republic of Ireland was the worldwide model of successful adaptation to economic globalisation. The success story was phenomenal: a doubling of the workforce; a massive growth in exports; a GDP that was substantially above the EU average. Ireland became the world's largest exporter of software and manufactured the world's supply of Viagra. But there were two big problems....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Never Trust An Irish Bank Again

    • By Derek on 04-03-11

    Regular price: $19.95