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New Article at Medium: “When Irish Eyes Are Cucking”

I write about Ireland’s new prime minister, the gay Indian Leo Varadkar, at Medium:

Unfortunately, the Irish are dead-set on living down to every negative stereotype the British spread about them. Ireland is easily the most corrupt nation in western Europe, a magical land where politicians steadfastly refuse to stop gorging themselves at the public trough even after they’re photographed with their heads in the slop. When he was being investigated for corruption a few years ago, former taoiseach Bertie Ahern was so certain he’d never see the inside of a prison cell that he publicly admitted to having taken a “few” bribes. Irish politicians caught with their hands in the cookie jar never, ever resign unless they are legally forced to. In this context, vacuous non-entities like outgoing taoiseach Enda Kenny look like Trumpian super-heroes in comparison.

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