Unhappy the Land: The Most Oppressed People Ever, the

Unhappy the Land: The Most Oppressed People Ever, the Irish? [BOOKS] ✪ Unhappy the Land: The Most Oppressed People Ever, the Irish? Author Liam Kennedy – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk In Unhappy the Land, author Liam Kennedy poses fundamental questions about the social and political history of Ireland and challenges cherished notions of a uniquely painful past Images of tragedy and In Land: The Most Oppressed ePUB í Unhappy the Land, author Liam Kennedy Land: The Kindle Õ poses fundamental questions about the social and political history of Ireland and challenges cherished notions of a uniquely painful past Images of tragedy and victimhood are deeply embedded in the national consciousness, yet, when the Irish experience is viewed in the larger European context, a different perspective emerges The author s dissection of some pivotal episodes in Irish history serves to explode commonplace assumptions about oppression, victimhood, and a fate said to be comparable Unhappy the Kindle - only to that of the Jews Was the catastrophe of the Great Famine really an Irish Holocaust Was the Ulster Covenant anything other than a battle cry for ethnic conflict Was the Proclamation of the Irish Republic a means of texting terror And, who fears to speak of an Irish War of Independence, shorn of its heroic pretensions Kennedy argues that the privileging of the gun, the drum, and the flag above social concerns and individual liberties gave rise to disastrous consequences the Land: The PDF/EPUB ´ for generations of Irish people Ireland might well be a land of heroes, from Cuchulainn to Michael Collins, but it is also worth pondering Bertolt Brecht s warning Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes an excellent work for teachers, tutors and lecturers alike From the front cover to the final paragraphs the reader is challenged to think again on many assumptions about our national narratives As we drift out of the decade of centenaries towards the uncertainties of being neighbour to a non EU state, such rethinking and understanding of the past as Kennedy exemplifies here will be all the necessary Irish History Review, January ,Librarians ebook available on ProQuest and EBSCO Subject History, Irish Studies.


10 thoughts on “Unhappy the Land: The Most Oppressed People Ever, the Irish?

  1. Eamonn Barrett Eamonn Barrett says:

    An antidote to anniversary excess.


  2. John John says:

    Justof the revisionist ideal of playing devils advocate in attempting to dismantle Irish claims to national sovereignty.


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