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To: Helms
How the Irish Saved Civilization: The Untold Story of Ireland's Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe

"From the fall of Rome to the rise of Charlemagne -- the "dark ages" -- learning, scholorship and culture disappeared from the European continent. The great heritage of western civilization -- from Greek and Roman classics to Jewish and Christian works -- would have been utterly lost were it not for the holy men and women of unconquered Ireland." (from the book jacket)

27 posted on 09/05/2003 12:29:12 PM PDT by FairWitness
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To: FairWitness
My husband just finished this book, he said that we can thank the Irish for capitalism, and most of the economic models we use. They had it all right, and then we came over here and made it work.

When I say we, I mean the United States of America and her citizens.
29 posted on 09/05/2003 12:34:27 PM PDT by eyespysomething
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