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JAMES CONNOLLY

Preface of James Connolly: Portrait of a Rebel Father (1935) JAMES CONNOLLY AMONG the sixteen men who were executed after the failure of the Irish Insurrection of 1916 there was no nobler or more heroic figure than James Connolly. It was not necessary to share the faith for which he died in order to realise what […]

LUCK

Feb 21, 1914 LUCK THE man we were talking to made no attempt to deny that it was most absurd that a law should be in force which could award (we do not, of course, prejudge the result of the appeal) £13,000 to a “common informer,” who had not informed anybody of anything they did […]

ON TELLING THE TRUTH

Jan 24, 1914 ON TELLING THE TRUTH There has been a good deal of discussion on Truth in the correspondence columns of THE NEW STATESMAN in the past week or two. It is extraordinary, however, how few people there are who realise how difficult a job it is to tell the truth. Not merely the […]

IN DEFENSE OF A MODERATELY HIGH BROW

May 19, 1923 IN DEFENSE OF A MODERATELY HIGH BROW   By ROBERT LYND It is not at all easy to defend one’s tastes against people who read the books that everybody is reading. They are offended if one refuses to read the books; they are still more deeply offended if one reads them and […]

SPIES By ROBERT LYND

SPIES (1914)By ROBERT LYND     EVERYBODY spies a spy in these days. People are told that the baker is a spy; it is whispered that he is poisoning the bread. The hairdresser, the watchmaker, the man in the “delicatessen” shop—everyone, in fact, who has a German name over his door—are all suspect in the same […]

WHAT’S WRONG WITH IRELAND? by Robert Lynd

New Statesman – December 6, 1919 WHAT’S WRONG WITH IRELAND?     IF anybody has any doubt as to whether Ireland is a nation, he need only look round and see the number of books that are written about it. These books are not, for the most part, about beauty-spots or openings for capital. They are […]

THE ENGLISH IN IRELAND: A COMEDY / BY ROBERT LYND

in the book  “Ireland a nation” as THE ENGLISH IN IRELAND : A SCENE May 17, 1919 IRELAND marched for many generations under the green flag. It became an emblem of defeat and of compromise, however, even of humiliation, for the withholding of Home Rule affected the most moderate of Irishmen like the rebuff of a […]