The creation of a modern ‘sense of self’ for Ireland is proposed. James Joyce is the ideal icon to represent this change.
It’s utterly naïve to imagine that totalitarianism will arrive through the jackboot as in the 1930s. It is arriving through “cancel culture” today.
A radically new paradigm of identity is presented [March/April issue of History Ireland] in answer to President Higgins’ call for a redefinition of ‘Irishness’
Saint Patrick, Irish heritage and post-independence perspectives on ‘Irishness’ are linked. What is difficult to comprehend is how they relate to universal identity. This article explains the importance of separating identity from our “sense of self”. They are not the same thing.
Professor Randall Smith’s feature is the first external article of Our Own Identity’s website. It has been selected because it deals with a key issue that is blighting all Western society, namely the gulf between ideologies and the lack of dialogue between them.