Wednesday, October 24, 2018


An Affront to Civilization

According to the Irish novelist Eoin McNamee, the armed border partitioning the island of Ireland was "a moral wrong, in the sense that the Berlin Wall was a moral wrong, an affront to civilization." Now, two decades since that partition was removed, English nationalists--opposed to open borders--threaten to return Ireland to the troubling past of manned security checkpoints and wanton violence that terrorized its citizens.

As Andrew Maxwell puts it,
It's not the Irish border--It's the British border in Ireland. The Irish border is the beach.


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