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This is a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 316.091 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(journey they make almost every day through Whitley Bay. The Unionism of the British public may be )] TJ ET BT 34.016 301.835 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(waning, but people here, as well as in Ireland, crave an equitable answer to what the Victorians once loftily )] TJ ET BT 34.016 287.579 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(dubbed the 'Irish question'. When men like Martin McGartland are gunned down in small seaside towns on )] TJ ET BT 34.016 273.323 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(the north-east coast of England then it should be apparent to all of us that the 'unfinished business' of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 259.067 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Northern Ireland is also very much 'unfinished business' of Britain.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 232.811 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Perhaps this mixture of contemporary relevance and historical importance explains why the leading writers )] TJ ET BT 34.016 218.555 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of Irish history produce books of such consistently high quality? Jackson's framework is the past two )] TJ ET BT 34.016 204.299 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(centuries; more precisely, the period between the United Irish Rising of 1798 and the hopeful period of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 190.043 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1998. These two hundred years appear, Jackson says, 'to represent a discrete phase within Irish political )] TJ ET BT 34.016 175.787 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(history.' The 1790s are cast, understandably, as the starting point of Irish history. With the demise of Wolfe )] TJ ET BT 34.016 161.531 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Tone' s non-sectarian aspirations for Irish freedom, the hardening Orangeism of the Irish administration in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 147.275 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Dublin, and the passage into law of the Act of Union \(1801\), the key paradigms of Irish history do seem to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 133.019 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(have been set in these tempestuous times. If we look around Europe, with the French Revolution as our )] TJ ET BT 34.016 118.763 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(backdrop, it is easy enough to see why this particularly intense period of change should result in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 104.507 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(considerable drama in Ireland.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 78.251 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Jackson's later 1990s are also something of a watershed. The breaking of the sectarian logjam \(which the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 63.995 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(author correctly foresaw\) offered Ireland a chance to take a new turn. So great was the hope of this period )] TJ ET BT 34.016 49.739 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(that Jackson finds himself musing-in fascinating fashion-on an Irish version of Fukuyama's 'end of history'. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.699 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Review Number:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.443 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(111)] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.187 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publish date:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 541.931 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Wednesday, 1 March, 2000)] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.675 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Author:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.419 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Alvin Jackson)] TJ ET BT 34.016 499.163 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Date of Publication:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 484.907 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1999)] TJ ET BT 34.016 470.651 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Publisher:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 456.395 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Blackwell)] TJ ET BT 34.016 442.139 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Place of Publication:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 427.883 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Oxford)] TJ ET BT 34.016 413.627 Td /F3 12.0 Tf [(Reviewer:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 399.371 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Donald MacRaild)] TJ ET endstream endobj 8 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F1 /BaseFont /Times-Roman /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 9 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F2 /BaseFont /Times-Italic /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 10 0 obj << /Type /Font /Subtype /Type1 /Name /F3 /BaseFont /Times-Bold /Encoding /WinAnsiEncoding >> endobj 11 0 obj << /Type /XObject /Subtype /Image /Width 509 /Height 160 /Filter /FlateDecode /DecodeParms << /Predictor 15 /Colors 3 /Columns 509 /BitsPerComponent 8>> /Mask [ 255 255 255 255 255 255 ] /ColorSpace /DeviceRGB /BitsPerComponent 8 /Length 3280>> stream x[EQ㎦fVttҒ +3O{?lGDQԯDrB^.ϯ%~'0۠/2>0AG_>0j0GCfE67>rB^}@  !&y+r?INp:erc b8f=rQC!~-Wf^^zF[)G 2ޯe7V_Go3Ke GEGOo8rώ#\1ZY~N6^H}yLxS-!:412V+u\-LSO?xVvZ|GjǮT_8EYJF=Tw^ 7GxfN/S:Ʌ~ʟtt?5n÷J'JcF-GVξx{rO~tJd;#a\7}|~y'>}c2C vR}f׈**h.)_&@pfzjsx:5;S\vKhM5j=!Cn+h"u]a EUN]jn=k<,:Ք>sU!ni~6EJ)¦72?G}[y}_vc$t?iSܟ2Zݞ,VN?_`='RFK1A2qv&X_lLRWY'%:I㢖zb_UEx\>&ɆBˏ~K@ \gYØU4}$8Dv!'Q'*+Εj(UCGo[#< 2Ja(sZi9fZKE Rn`u\9r^Zmɯ׹}mstO4uc~#'jEvۼ Dx[z ޏQ4KL5,5u3>i^uÒ-53ba ~,~/pyt1fMU'CVm:qv~=Y'Es"WsφG?l_kN5}],Ow7 uh`xƫ?zMl7ٻv$A(4Dl(wwH} ?=[=S;yC]^BK>㕪9`Z'Wj;E|:bf>kCԘ#RY,iv쵗~}n'"1u" *uO΄/2^Sxr(!/DD\~mJyZ!MmrA!#u[if|99WB WΡpp}w}sh#,\ &:%˳X?D3 %W0cC?o̲^} F3XLVn]Cߖiϧ!7}yZJ#P7]=)7Ρp;>> Ye^xx{Oafw{ ;>4gfLt ʊ:q%#r/)pv!O4wGh|dS ӣݽހ-gVUC'pBxrB^} 7JA^} /'8!`:r?}}],X  }6y!`/~Br?}Q< >k7vx"] ,' .3jn{-i}|~%-};b6#U)7繎kiEw 㤳:E}[޼c"rꬊ7Dc$~"/Y&zSd:tFȌCrʙ`7u .#[-<)j ?TGS(j~oTup(hjU4PlJ=}|it.ҽ@\wʨuXÞZcx18Wo<~ikOg,ވ\^?EneyZcc0[R١z|zv7_m:_n]a?osS3~j^ hD.a_X'KfBX6w wݶ"Oa:,bvhrWH[uCF-Xfc}>x+Rz)2N-B 7y^٨;[/vg? | |2Sve}=o䑰j[vWjF0{굦?VI~}xM(_TlG__+]:#к?S} c>GŸD7 !w{S{B =x7a?oE#)+Gz:o_4Q<;n?\tt7?mGCџQGu4kņOF>F?#} hP&ђߴM#u!.СtL2^#o nIk_i.~7tr@n 1P~3?.[]=S5b߮~Yo^HFH YBi8a4iom>CKgMy*;?zqEӕ` >zB9iFzC?XF?ޟIܰ펉A}{I5ᄊx%ez#Mp@rߎpi]IOVjzuJt\۰f׺u5><,J~PTJp1)}){9N {!`/> endstream endobj 12 0 obj << /Type /Annot /Subtype /Link /A 13 0 R /Border [0 0 0] /H /I /Rect [ 197.0117 675.3895 357.3317 687.2695 ] >> endobj 13 0 obj << /Type /Action /S /URI /URI (http://www.history.ac.uk/reviews) >> endobj 14 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Contents 15 0 R >> endobj 15 0 obj << /Length 7018 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(This reviewer has doubts about historical endings and the value of Fukuyama's postmodernist vainglory. A )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(decade on, the millennium seems to offer something of a stocktaking opportunity, for sure, but the shelves )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(still groan with historical possibilities, good and bad. The Irish people's struggle for recognition remains in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(need of spadework work as well as fine-tuning. But there is no doubt that Jackson is right to see an )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(alternative path unfolding for Ireland, north and south. While the crossroads are hardly far behind, the first )] TJ ET BT 34.016 725.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(tottering steps have most definitely been taken.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 698.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Jackson places his work boldly in the contested territories of Irish history. Several important books have )] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(appeared in recent years to discuss the competing approaches to the Irish past \(liberal, revisionist, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(nationalist, Marxist, and others that bridge divides and fit no particular style\). Students and general readers )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(will find much in Jackson's early musings, and in his coda, which will help prepare them for the vigorous )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(debates in such works as Ciaran Brady's Interpreting Irish History. But what Jackson offers in his )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(introduction is not merely a spin on the philosophy of history. This is not a book which substitutes )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [('rationalist aridity' for 'nationalist floridity': it is too pithy for that. The author also denies that it is a liberal )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(document, distancing himself from the whiggish viewpoints of some of his predecessors. Jackson places )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(himself in a philosophical position that owes more to E.H. Carr than to F.S.L Lyons. It is certainly far better )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(for historians to assert fundamental principles than to follow fashions or wave sacred texts about their heads. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Jackson thus acknowledges his debt to Marxist writings \(when considering labour history issues\) and to Roy )] TJ ET BT 34.016 542.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Foster \(when hoping for an inclusive, i.e. non-sectarian approach\). But, in a modest claim for the value of his )] TJ ET BT 34.016 527.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(work \(and thus for that of other historians\) Jackson cites Peter Novick's claim that the best the historian can )] TJ ET BT 34.016 513.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(hope for is plausibility. However, Jackson's postmodernism is derived more from experience than from )] TJ ET BT 34.016 499.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(language-the experience, it can be presumed, of growing up in Ireland and of working, for many years, in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 485.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Belfast. As he himself says: 'if post-modernist writing is a by-product of an age of crisis, then we in Ireland, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 470.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and especially in Northern Ireland, are all post-modernists now.' The explanation of this standpoint is )] TJ ET BT 34.016 456.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(revealing:)] TJ ET BT 34.016 430.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [('This book was written against a background of political and social fluidity, with the ostensibly marmoreal )] TJ ET BT 34.016 416.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(political attitudes and institutions of Ireland in flux; the book was begun in a post-Unionist Ulster, pursued in )] TJ ET BT 34.016 401.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(a post-nationalist Ireland, and completed in a post-industrial United States.')] TJ ET BT 34.016 375.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Readers will find all they would expect to find in Jackson's study. Its framework is logical, chronological, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 361.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(sequential, and tightly organised. Within each of the larger chapters, covering key periods in Irish history, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 347.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(there are numerous themes and sub-themes. Following the opening and closing pronouncements, the book is )] TJ ET BT 34.016 332.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(light on historiographic interjection. That is not to say that Jackson has not rooted his work; but it does mean )] TJ ET BT 34.016 318.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(he leaves to footnotes that which belongs there. The result is smooth and free flowing. As a student text, this )] TJ ET BT 34.016 304.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(book is, therefore, excellent.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 278.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(But Ireland, 1798-1998 is much more than just another textbook. For a start it synthesises secondary and )] TJ ET BT 34.016 263.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(original work. It is also a big book and this has left the author plenty of room to make his contribution. If I )] TJ ET BT 34.016 249.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(said the parts which cover the long, slow break-up of the Union were best, that would not be to say that the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 235.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(O'Connellite phase or the post-1945 sections, were weak. It's just that Jackson has a particularly acute sense )] TJ ET BT 34.016 220.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(of that which he has spent a lifetime working on. \(And, like all reviewers, I alight on the things I am familiar )] TJ ET BT 34.016 206.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(with!\))] TJ ET BT 34.016 180.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The integration of Unionism, Belfast and the Northern Irish dimension with Catholic, Irish, nationalist )] TJ ET BT 34.016 166.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(narratives is an exciting and laudable development. Jackson points to the earlier period, and \(as O 'Connell is )] TJ ET BT 34.016 151.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(enjoying his long period of fame\), reminds us that the Scots-Irish tradition began hardening early on. It is )] TJ ET BT 34.016 137.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(instructive to be shown how Unionism-or at least the marshalling of sentiments which would later become )] TJ ET BT 34.016 123.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Unionist-did not occur overnight in 1885-6, but that Saunderson, Carson and Craig were, like their )] TJ ET BT 34.016 109.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(nationalist opponents, inheritors of much older traditions. This does not always lead to new insights \(though )] TJ ET BT 34.016 94.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(often it does\). The point must be that, in an original general work, it is valuable to have existing ideas tested )] TJ ET BT 34.016 80.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(and reaffirmed in new ways as well as to see old nostrums challenged.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 54.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(One of Jackson's most striking tools of analysis is his comparison of individuals. This is something I have )] TJ ET endstream endobj 16 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Contents 17 0 R >> endobj 17 0 obj << /Length 6870 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(noticed in his earlier work, but it comes together here, and occurs repeatedly, with particularly good effect. )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(The closely argued description of Griffith's Parnellite inheritance, is one example. Parnell's and Edward )] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Saunderson's shared penchant for 'eighteenth-century modes of thought and expression', is another. In a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 753.701 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(similar way, Jackson also likes to draw out connections between the past and present. In so doing, he )] TJ ET BT 34.016 739.445 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(provides striking reminders of the repetitive nature of history. Individuals and actions may not be the same, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 725.189 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(but the desire to make such links is irresistible. There are, of course, problems with this exercise, as Jackson )] TJ ET BT 34.016 710.933 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(himself recognises.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 684.677 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Within this rapidly shifting scene the obvious historical analogies begin to break down. Gerry Adams )] TJ ET BT 34.016 670.421 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(becomes not so much the ideological heir of Liam Lynch, the republican military leader in the civil war, still )] TJ ET BT 34.016 656.165 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(less of Eamon de Valera, but rather of Michael Collins: Neil Jordan's film of Collins seems to make the point )] TJ ET BT 34.016 641.909 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(implicitly. John Hume becomes not so much a Parnell or a Redmond as a Daniel O'Connell or an Arthur )] TJ ET BT 34.016 627.653 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Griffith, fighting a protracted-and broadly successful-battle for his vision of Ireland. And what of David )] TJ ET BT 34.016 613.397 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Trimble? The comparison with Carson might be made, but scarcely works on either personal or strategic )] TJ ET BT 34.016 599.141 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(grounds. Carson was personally clubbable and a political integrationist: he was acutely concerned for the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 584.885 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(unity of his movement. But Trimble, an angry and remote Irish Protestant, has fought for his own version of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 570.629 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(a Home Rule assembly. He has, through his actions, broken his party in two: in the summer of 1998 he was )] TJ ET BT 34.016 556.373 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(preparing for a furious and deadly battle with his enemies.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 530.117 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(But if history is, to some degree, a moral lesson with which present generations can envision a better future, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 515.861 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(then Jackson's analogies must have value.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 489.605 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Jackson is refreshingly critical of Irish icons. A man such as O' Connell is allotted his rightful place, but the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 475.349 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(obvious frailties of his approach are raised. Catholic Emancipation was O'Connell's greatest achievement; )] TJ ET BT 34.016 461.093 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(but his failure to win home rule, his retreat from Clontarf, the split with the new radical generation, and his )] TJ ET BT 34.016 446.837 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(hostility towards Chartism and other working-class movements, would not merit anything like as much )] TJ ET BT 34.016 432.581 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(praise. Jackson abhors the violence of the Irish past and criticises most of those who would loose the genie )] TJ ET BT 34.016 418.325 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(from the bottle. Jackson takes issue with Parnell over his claim \(made after his imprisonment in Kilmainham )] TJ ET BT 34.016 404.069 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Gaol\) that Captain Moonlight would replace his the Parnellite constitutional approach, because his call for a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 389.813 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(rent strike made the prophecy self-fulfilling. Jackson sees Parnellism as more an exercise in political )] TJ ET BT 34.016 375.557 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(manipulation than some finely-crafted ideology-but he does recognise it as a 'magnificent, though fragile, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 361.301 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(achievement', and its leader as 'dazzling, though vulnerable'. In the tragic downfall that followed the O'Shea )] TJ ET BT 34.016 347.045 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(divorce case in 1890, Jackson draws, as other had done, on literary analogies to press home the nature of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 332.789 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(events.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 306.533 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(For the Victorian Unionist, Edward Dowden, Parnell was the fallen archangel Lucifer; for F.S.L. Lyons, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 292.277 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Parnell was Macbeth, 'bear-like' fighting his course. But Parnell was also Shakespeare's Richard III: a )] TJ ET BT 34.016 278.021 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(ruthless political warrior who at the end fought because there was no alternative; a vicious technician of )] TJ ET BT 34.016 263.765 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(power whose personal and political sins were for long contained, but in the end combined to ensure his )] TJ ET BT 34.016 249.509 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(downfall.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 223.253 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(Jackson's understanding is undoubtedly superior. Whereas Lyons describes the reaction to the O'Shea as )] TJ ET BT 34.016 208.997 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [('hysterical', Jackson is more comprehending when he reminds us of the deeply religious moral overtone to )] TJ ET BT 34.016 194.741 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(many Liberals' support for home rule. Besides, even in our own times a politician who fathered several )] TJ ET BT 34.016 180.485 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(children by another politician's wife would surely earn a couple of columns and paparazzi snapshot on the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 166.229 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(inside pages of the News of World.)] TJ ET BT 34.016 139.973 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(This is, in sum, a truly stimulating and erudite work. Professor Jackson's book deserves a place alongside the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 125.717 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(classics of Beckett, Lyons and Foster, even though his book is different in many ways from those of his )] TJ ET BT 34.016 111.461 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(predecessors. It has a sharp, critical edge, which some might recoil from. It is impossible to write Irish )] TJ ET BT 34.016 97.205 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(history for all of Ireland's constituencies, so when Jackson appears less than reverential about some of the )] TJ ET BT 34.016 82.949 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(heroes of Irish history, he is likely to meet with some criticism. Moreover, if Croce was right, and all )] TJ ET BT 34.016 68.693 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [('History is Contemporary history', then Jackson's message that history 's endings are upon us is so heavily )] TJ ET BT 34.016 54.437 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(burdened by the weight of hope. As I finish this review, the Peace Process and the Good Friday Agreement )] TJ ET endstream endobj 18 0 obj << /Type /Page /Parent 3 0 R /Annots [ 20 0 R ] /Contents 19 0 R >> endobj 19 0 obj << /Length 1207 >> stream 0.000 0.000 0.000 rg 0.502 0.502 0.502 RG 0.75 w 0 J [ ] 0 d BT 34.016 796.469 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(are in jeopardy as the NI Assembly stands on the brink of suspension. I just hope that, in a couple of years, )] TJ ET BT 34.016 782.213 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(when Professor Jackson comes to write a second edition, he won't have to elongate his discrete period, 1798-)] TJ ET BT 34.016 767.957 Td /F1 12.0 Tf [(1998. 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