Colm Toibin: Ireland’s Culture Is By Far Its Biggest Export

“I think it is possible to argue that both trade and diplomacy are culture for slow learners, that what happens with music and books, with painting and poetry, how they move and spread, how they do not recognise borders, how they find translators, is a blueprint for what happens later with goods and services and with treaties between governments.”

Source: Irish Times 11/18/10