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New Left Review I/55, May-June 1969

Peter Gibbon

Dialectic of Religion and Class in Ulster

The six most north-easterly counties of the Irish mainland form a colony 16 miles from the coast of the Mother Country. A third of its population owe it neither historical, nor religious, nor political allegiance. The industry of these six counties has been in decline for over a decade. Its political universe has been subject to an ideological retardation dating back centuries. ‘The truth about the Unionist state is that it is founded upon negations.’ [1] Ireland in the Age of Reform and Revolution, Nicholas Mansergh, Allen and Unwin, 1940.

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