Oldfilibuster’s Rhyme & Reason – E15 -The Karenina Principle in Ireland’s Insurrections

According to Tolstoy’s Karenina principle, the failure of one component results in the failure of the entire exercise. The failure to coordinate overseas military aid and nationwide support for the 1798 and 1916 rebellions is possibly a working example. An earlier discussion on this topic with Brian Crowley and Cormac Moore can be heard on Episode K of The A to Z of Historical Blunders in Listen Again.