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Thread #2053   Message #1253660
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
22-Aug-04 - 03:45 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Fields of Athenry
Subject: RE: Origins: Fields of Athenry
You underestimate the strength of fanatical political dogma, Slim Jim. Trevelyan believed that the deaths of uneconomically viable people in a famine were a price worth paying for economic and social changes he wished to see.

It's a way of thinking that has been common enough over the last century in a number of regimes, and it still is today. People who think like that aren't too worried about the nationality of the people who pay that price.