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Back at the Ranch By Fintan O'Toole

Back at the Ranch
by Fintan O'Toole

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Back at the Ranch by Fintan O'Toole

Th government of one of Europe's most settled democracies dances to the tune of the country's largest meat market. He is givben huge amounts of export credit so that he can trade with the worst dictatorship in the world. Everyone tells the politicians that this is a crazy risk, but the ministers persist. The deal will bring jobs, development, prestige. The cattleman can't be denied. But not even the beef being shipped to Iraq is what it seems to be...This is Fintan O'Toole's brilliantly readable reconstruction of the biggest scandal in Irish political history. The cattle industry has always been at the edge of Irish politics, the values of the ranch an embarrassment to those who would have preferred to keep people, not cattle, on the land. This compulsive book is about the victory of the ranch over democracy and accountability. It is also a unique insight into the way power works in Ireland.

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About Fintan O'Toole


Fintan O'Toole was born in 1958. He was editor of Magill magazine and is currently a columnist with Irish Times. He is also a regular presenter of the BBC's Late Show. His books inlcude The Politics of Magic: the Theatre of Tom Murphy; No More Heroes; A Mass for Jesse James and Black Hole, Green Card. He was Irish Journalist of the Year 1993 for his coverage of the enquiry into the relations between the Irish Government and the Irish beef industry.

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GOR001403554
Back at the Ranch by Fintan O'Toole
Fintan O'Toole
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1995-01-05
292
0099514516
9780099514510
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