Architects of the Resurrection : Ailtiri Na HaiseIrghe and the Fascist `New Order' in Ireland, Paperback / softback Book

Architects of the Resurrection : Ailtiri Na HaiseIrghe and the Fascist `New Order' in Ireland Paperback / softback

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In 1942 Gearoid O Cuinneagain, a young pro-Axis activist, founded Ailtiri na hAiseirghe ("Architects of the Resurrection"), a fascist movement that aimed to destroy the infant Irish democracy and replace it with a one-party totalitarian state.

But Ailtiri na hAiseirghe was no Nazi imitator. Rather, it aimed at something far more ambitious: the fusion of totalitarianism and Christianity that would make Ireland a "missionary-ideological state" wielding global influence in the postwar era.

Supported by idealistic youths and mainstream politicians like Ernest Blythe, Oliver J.

Flanagan and Dan Breen-and scrutinised anxiously by British and American intelligence-Aiseirghe won several seats in the 1945 local government elections.

Architects of the Resurrection casts an uncomfortable light on the popularity of anti-democratic, anti-Semitic and extremist ideas in wartime Ireland.

Students of Irish history and of comparative fascism will find many new insights in this book. -- .

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 336 pages, Illustrations, black & white|Maps
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780719079986

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