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The PLEA: Reconsidering A Modest Proposal

The PLEA: Reconsidering A Modest Proposal

Sources and Resources

PLEA learning resources explain how to create and change laws. Find them and order your copies at teachers.plea.org.

The PLEA: Direct Democracy

How can referendums and plebiscites be used to change laws?

The PLEA: Revolution

What happens when people reject oppression?

Municipalities Matter

What do municipal governments do and how can you influence them?

The PLEA: Democracy and the Rule of Law

How does democracy support the rule of law and how does the rule of law support democracy?

Here are just a few of the sources used to create this issue of The PLEA. Find them online or at your public library.

Bartlett, T. (2010). Ireland: A History. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

Campbell, K. L. (2014). Ireland’s History: Prehistory to the Present. London: Bloomsbury.

Damrosch, L. (2014, May 14). Jonathan Swift: His Life and His World. Kansas City Public Library public lecture.

M. Bragg (Host). Swift’s A Modest Proposal. In Our Time. London: BBC Radio4. www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00h3...

Lockwood, T. (2014, October 28). Is Eating Babies Really So Terrible? The Dark Genius of Jonathan Swift. Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities, University of Washington. https://youtu.be/f5tkFcaqDrk

O’Toole. Fintan. (2010). Ship of Fools: How Stupidity and Corruption Sank the Celtic Tiger. London: Faber and Faber, Ltd.

Phiddian, R. (1996). Have you eaten yet? The reader in A Modest Proposal. Studies in English Literature, 1500-1900, 36(3), 603-621.

Phiddian, R. (1996). Political arithmetick: accounting for irony in Swift’s A Modest Proposal. Accounting, Auditing, and Accountability Journal, 9(5), 71-83.

Krugman, P. (2010, November 25). Eating the Irish. The New York Times. www.nytimes.com/2010/11/26/opi...

Gilens, M. and Page, B.I. (2014). Testing theories of American politics: Elites, interest groups, and average citizens. Perspectives on Politics, 12(3), 564-581.

Silberstein, S.M. (Producer) & Kornbluth, J. (Director). (2013). Inequality for All [Documentary Motion Picture]. United States: The Weinstein Company.

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