Shattuck: Ireland stabbed with a Morgul blade

December 1, 2010
I went to Ireland once. It’s a nice place: lots of green rolling fields, bluffs, moors and things. I quite enjoyed myself, sitting beside Yeats’ grave quietly humming “Danny Boy.” When I heard earlier this month that Ireland’s economy had all but collapsed, I was pretty disheartened. Ireland’s fall from economic grace is a truly »