More of a Rebottling than a Rebellion

Rebellion is a symptom of something else that’s going on. As spectacle it is working hard to replicate the icon of Irish revolutionary memory, and the poor dialogue is not without its genius. Few of the conversations in the programme are geared towards deepening the viewer's understanding of the persons involved, but it is retelling (or revising) the history.

Our Yearning for the Romance of Past Injustice

Universal suffrage, the trade union movement, and modern conceptions of human rights among other things have brought us – at least on paper – into a world where each of our voices has equal value, and where each of us are free to forge our own destinies. All of this freedom and potentiality and still … Continue reading Our Yearning for the Romance of Past Injustice