Monday 16 January 2017

Shades of Anglo in Swift's 'View'

Published 30/10/2010 | 05:00

WHEN Jonathan Swift sat down to write 'A Short View of the State of Ireland' in 1728, he could never have envisaged that his sentiments would continue to echo throughout the nation over 200 years later.

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Swift frequently touched upon many of 18th-Century Ireland's societal problems.

However, it is his views on bankers that strike most eerily upon the reader:

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