A Crisis of National Self Confidence

Ireland’s current malaise is borne of the national question; not whether or not to abolish the border, but the question of whether or not we are qualified to govern ourselves. The popular answer has historically oscillated between yes and no depending on the economy.  During the exciting prosperity of the 1990s, the popular answer was… Continue reading A Crisis of National Self Confidence

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Stop Bickering Over the Fallen

Modern tribal labels used in Irish politics, the partitionist protestant unionists on one side and catholic nationalists on the other, cannot be used to interpret events before the Troubles in the north.  The lens of the Troubles distorts historical reality. An example is the modern entrenched views of two world wars, a discussion that often… Continue reading Stop Bickering Over the Fallen

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