The memoirs of WWI soldiers are filled with references to seeing things that could not have been there. They knew that it was the war itself that haunted them, the war that became almost anthropomorphic, a self-conscious thing out to murder them.
There's a lot of anger in the ugly, infuriatingly stupid, and implacable discourses of our political culture, to say nothing of the distorting, amplifying, and accelerating effects new media has for our anger. Perhaps it's time to revisit Martha Nussbaum's Anger and Forgiveness.
Culling local storytellers' accounts, land valuation records, field maps and more, Mac Suibhneexposes the clash between the secret society of the "Molly Maguires" in their homeland with the forces of law and order in this history of Ireland.