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.’  Ireland in the Age of Reform and Revolution, Nicholas Mansergh, Allen and Unwin, 1940.
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