Thereby hangs a typical Irish tale filled with metaphors, parallels, and some pretty serious weirdness.
Eagleton's bright, witty book marches forward into the usual stumbling blocks erected over the decades in the environment of popular ideology and topples them.
The zombie metaphor is both witty and apt when discussing how ideas about society and finance that have alarmingly failed refuse to stay dead and buried.
The destruction of the Roman Empire took over 300 years ending with the sack of Rome
Modern Republicans reject every effective job plan and then blame Democrats for unemployment.
When governments balance budgets by cutting services, they are saving money, but also causing the deaths of thousands they judge socially useless.
Two recent government reports cut through all the rhetoric and posturing, expose the heart of the ongoing economic crisis.
The U.S.-Colombia free trade pact would reinforce a system that leaves farmers and consumers at the mercy of volatile prices and markets.
The facts portrayed play like an action movie: the main culprits are the handful of investment banks that carried out the crime of the century.
The deficit commission report is a poisonous prescription, likely to kill the patient while attempting to cure the symptom - budget deficit.