The Irish and Catholic Power, by Paul Blanshard
About four years ago a young Irishman, just arrived in America, came to see me. He was friendly and charming and spoke with a warm brogue. He had not been long in my home before he was full of heat and anger about the Partition question in Ireland. He accused me of being a bad Irishman and a dubious American because I supported the Marshall Plan. For the Marshall Plan was the means whereby the United States financed the invasion of the Six Counties of Northern Ireland by British troops. What did the Marshall Plan mean for the security of the United States, the reconstruction of Western Europe, aid to Southern Ireland, and the fight against international Communism? This was secondary, if not irrelevant. The purpose of the Marshall Plan was to provide Britain with funds for carrying on the persecution of Ireland.
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