Jim Larkin: Labor Prophet

Irish labor leader Jim Larkin’s combination of Christian faith and socialist zeal electrified the working class — and threatened to tear down the established order.

Illustration by Gabe Schneider

In Europe, Ireland is an exception. A colony surrounded by the world’s foremost colonial powers, its culture has long been distinct from its neighbors. This was just as much the case when it came to Irish socialism as for any other pursuit. While European contemporaries were committed to secular approaches by the turn of the […]

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