11 May 2006

Revising the Rising?

The Blanket

Review

Forum Magazine Editorial • April-May 2006

'Over recent weeks the usual coterie of revisionists have been out peddling their anti-republican invective during the debates concerning Easter 1916. As is customary, the mainstream media has granted their dinner-table history lectures a disproportionate amount of air and column space. Thus, we have been deluged with disparaging depictions of the Rising as a nihilistic blood sacrifice which lacked a democratic mandate and as an ultimately counterproductive event in that just as much could have been achieved had constitutional nationalism been granted sufficient breathing space. It is necessary to counter these attempts at revising the Rising.'


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