Roy Foster on Ireland’s Many Unmade Futures

Conversations with Tyler | 6 April 2022 | 0h 59m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Roy Foster discussing the history of Ireland: the truths and misconceptions about Ireland as a policy laboratory for the British government; why spoken Irish faded more rapidly than Welsh; how the Battle of the Somme and the 1916 Easter Rising cemented the rift between the Northeast and the rest of the country; what went wrong with Irish trade policies between the 1920s and 1970s, the power of Irish education, why the re-emergence of The Troubles in the 1960s may not have been inevitable; the reasons for Ireland’s openness to foreigners; and more.

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