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Solidarity Books hosts a talk by Dr Conor McCabe – ‘Who Benefits from Austerity?’ January 29, 2013

Posted by WorldbyStorm in Economy, Irish Politics, The Left.


From Solidarity Books

Solidarity Books hosts a talk by Dr Conor McCabe – ‘Who Benefits from Austerity?’ – as part of the Cork launch of the Irish Left Review Journal – on Thursday 7th February 7:30pm

Issued: Tuesday 28th January

On Thursday, 7th February at 7:30pm Solidarity Books will host the Cork launch of the Irish Left Review Journal.

The event will include a talk from Dr. Conor McCabe, the author of the acclaimed book, ‘Sins of the Father’, which analyses the development of the Irish economy throughout the 20th Century right up to the current crisis, without resorting to just pointing fingers at ‘a few morally bankrupt individuals’ in an otherwise sound system.

Conor McCabe, who currently teaches at the UCD School of Social Justice, and is a regular contributor to Irish Left Review, will pose the question of ‘Who Benefits from Austerity?’ While popular disgust with TD’s, bankers and other elites’ privileges is rampant, austerity programmes are still justified on the basis that we all must pay for a crisis that we apparently all helped to create. What do we make of this state of affairs?

This will be Conor McCabe’s third visit to Solidarity Books in the last two years since the release of his book, and like the previous events, this promises to be an evening of animated discussion.

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1. ivorthorne - January 29, 2013

Is Connor giving the same talk at the Dublin launch?


2. Eugene - January 30, 2013

Just to let people know. The Irish Left Review is back in stock this morning. Also the Dublin launch is taking place this Saturday 2nd February, in Connolly Books at 2pm. All welcome.


3. revolutionaryprogramme - January 30, 2013

Looking forward to this – well done to the WSM/Solidarity Books for organising it.


4. Forbolg - January 31, 2013



5. Donagh - January 31, 2013

Yeah, well done to Solidarity Books for putting this together. Just to follow on from Eugene’s comment, lots in Connolly Books now, and in Books Upstairs too. I’ve update the Irish Left Review site to include the option to take out a subscription for the first three issues, including the currently published one, or for a 2 issue subscription if you’ve got the first one already.


Thanks WbS again.


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