Declan Lynch: The truth really is too awful to face...
The man who says he is destroyed and needs help can be respected for his honesty, writes Declan Lynch
IT SEEMS to have gone largely unnoticed that Ireland's response to the economic calamities of recent years is not unlike our response to the Second World War. What Paddy is doing here is staying morally neutral, trying not to offend anybody. And hoping, when it's all over, that somehow the world will look kindly on him.
In Greece and Spain, there seems to be much more awareness that there is a moral dimension to this, that a sort of a war is going on. And that they're losing it. Which makes them angry.