Vladimir Putin

Long, Professor Marcus

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Speculation as to why people in the audience have come to hear an address on Ireland. A description of Ireland. What the tourist might see in Ireland. The Irish. The nature of the two religions in Ireland. The Irish attachment to religious institutions and the resulting tendency for their customs to linger. Cultural customs. Why there is a long delay before marriage. The agricultural nature of Ireland. Economic conditions. The Government of Southern Ireland. The high rate of emigration from Ireland. Irish contributions to the world, especially in the literary world. The situation in Northern Ireland. The issue of Irish Home Rule. The unlikelihood of a United Ireland in the foreseeable future. The advantages of keeping religion out of politics in Canada.

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