“It is also curiously sinificant of the conquest of the Irish mind by English traditions that Irish Nationalists should often be found fighting fiercely against Socialism as “a German idea”, although every social conception which we find in the flower in Marx we can also find in the bud in Thompson, twenty-three years before the publication of the “Communist Manifesto”, forty-three years before the issue of “Das Kapital”.” [James Connolly, Labour in Irish History’, 1971]