8/31/2005

1916- Who care?

Very interesting article from Tom McGurk in the SBP about how attitudes to the 1916 rising have changed over the decade and how the recent debate over 16 Moore Street could start what he calls a "re-education" process. I thought this was an excellent piece of journalism and I was particularly interested in how he described Michael Collins' actions as the Civil War started. Although the generally accepted version of history is that the pro-Treaty forces had the support of the people, this is disputed and McGurk describes Collins' leadership as a "unaccountable military dictatorship."

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