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Was It For This?: Why Ireland Lost the Plot Paperback – 24 May 2012

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  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Transworld Ireland (24 May 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1848271255
  • ISBN-13: 978-1848271258
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.5 x 22.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 480,089 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"His honesty shines through in this work… Waters is extremely frank about how we borrowed and spent in a decade of craziness and does not spare himself…. Students of political culture will have much to engage them." (John Downing Irish Independent)

"His cultural range is highly impressive…. In a country riddled with groupthink, Waters’ writings prove that there is always another way to look at things." (Andrew Lynch Sunday Business Post)

"A fine, and occasionally brave, analysis ... Waters is a warmly eloquent and occasionally witty writer." (John Drennan Sunday Independent)

"A vigorous lament for the once self-confident Ireland." (The Phoenix)

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What lies at the heart of Ireland's self-destruction?

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