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Published on Mar 26, 2016
History Matters is a brand new show which interrogates current perspectives on the past. Our first episode is an Easter special. WORLDbytes volunteers are joined by Kevin Rooney and James Heartfield, co-authors of Who's Afraid of the Easter Rising? 1916-2016, to discuss attitudes to the Centenary and the importance of the revolution itself.
The lack of enthusiasm for the Easter Rising amongst today's governing elites are we learn, attempts to dilute the meaning of Easter 1916 to suit the politics of 2016. The rebels' fight struck the first blow against the barbarism of the First World War and deserves to be celebrated fully. Do watch, share & join in the debate.