Solidarity Books will be proud to host the Cork launch of the 2nd Edition of "Sins of the Father: The decisions that shaped the Irish economy" – on Thursday 5th December 7:30pm
The event will include a talk from Dr. Conor McCabe, the author of 'Sins of the Father: The decisions that shaped the Irish economy ', which analyses the development of the Irish economy throughout the 20th Century right up to the current crisis, without resorting to just pointing fingers at 'a few morally bankrupt individuals' in an otherwise sound system.
Sins of the Father: The decisions that shaped the Irish economy This is a new edition of Conor McCabe's highly regarded economic history, fully updated to include the change of government, the austerity programme, and the liquidation of IBRC/Anglo and the impending exit from the bailout programme.
This new, 2nd edition, of Conor McCabes highly regarded economic history, is fully updated to include the change of government, the austerity programme, and the liquidation of IBRC/Anglo and the impending exit from the bailout programme.
Conor McCabe, who currently teaches at the UCD School of Social Justice, and is a regular contributor to Irish Left Review.
McCabe last visited Cork, and Solidarity Books, in February of this year, to launch "Irish Left Review" journal and to pose the question of 'Who Benefits from Austerity?' While popular disgust with TD's, bankers and other elites' privileges is rampant, austerity programmes are still justified on the basis that we all must pay for a crisis that we apparently all helped to create. What do we make of this state of affairs?
This will be Conor McCabe's fourth visit to Solidarity Books in the last two years since the release of his book, and like the previous events, this promises to be an evening of animated discussion.
Entry is free and all are welcome, copies of the book will be for sale at the launch and donations towards the running of the non-profit bookshop are always appreciated.
Dr. McCabe contact details: Email: email@example.com
Phone: 01 716 7310 Mobile: 087 219 1587
In a review of the 1st edition of "Sins of the Father: Tracing the Decisions that Shaped the Irish Economy (2011)" for the Irish Examiner, the economist and academic Dr. Tom O’Connor said that “the breadth and compass of the book is breath-taking. It is head and shoulders above the other books and is a tour de force as a critical economic history of Ireland.” The broadcaster Vincent Browne described Sins of the Father as ‘a remarkable book.’
The Irish Left Review is an online magazine; the magazine features original essays, articles and columns each written to help all those on the Left, whether they call themselves socialists, social democrats, trade unionists, Republicans or Greens, to find a common ground and to develop the arguments that could be used in a political context to act against the hegemony of the right in Irish politics. It is geared towards a broad left – those who want to make Left politics work and to increase the overall vote for the left, so that political alliances can be formed and significant policies implemented.