Fintan O’Toole is literary editor of The Irish Times, and has been an op-ed columnist for the paper since 1988. He has written over a dozen books, most recently A History of Ireland in 100 Objects. O’Toole is also one of Ireland’s best known liberals. On January 20th 2017 he spoiled an otherwise very good article about Donald Trump by making ill-informed connections between anarchism and free market capitalism. On January 25th 2017 the Irish Times published a letter from this archive setting him right.