St. Patrick, Irishness & Identity

13th March 2021 OOI 0

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.

Beware Your Enemies, Lest You Become Like Them

1st February 2021 OOI 0

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.

Goodbye 2020. Hello the Future!

17th December 2020 OOI 0

Many of us will be happy to see the end of a most difficult year. We have hope that things will improve in 2021 but it is unwise to think that all our problems are over. This article looks at what the future might hold.

Overcoming the West’s Divided Society

7th November 2020 OOI 0

The 2020 Presidential election in the United States demonstrated one clear message: the country is sharply divided. The gulf is symptomatic of a wider split that is a blighting Western society in general. Fortunately, there is a better way forward.