The Easter Rising: 100 Years On
Tom Sutcliffe discusses the 1916 Easter Rising with Ruth Dudley Edwards, Heather Jones, David Rieff and Fintan O'Toole.
On Start the Week Tom Sutcliffe looks back a hundred years to Easter Rising of 1916. Ruth Dudley Edwards explores the lives of Ireland's founding fathers and questions how they should be remembered, while Heather Jones places this historical moment in the context of the Great War. David Rieff praises forgetting in his study of the uses and abuses of historical memory, and its often pernicious influence on the present. And the Irish commentator Fintan O'Toole examines the present fortunes of a country once famed as the Celtic Tiger.
Producer: Katy Hickman.
Ruth Dudley Edwards
David Rieff is a journalist and author.
In Praise of Forgetting: Historical Memory and Its Ironies is published by Yale University Press.
|Interviewed Guest||Ruth Dudley Edwards|
|Interviewed Guest||Heather Jones|
|Interviewed Guest||David Rieff|
|Interviewed Guest||Fintan O'Toole|