Defending History

Understanding history teaches us to not only avoid making the same mistakes but also avoid making new mistakes that come from misunderstanding history. For example, Irish liberalism didn’t materialise during the advent of the Internet in the 1990s; it is a product of the experiences of the Irish, especially post-famine. Post-famine Ireland valued conformity and obedience above all, which resulted in immense dissatisfaction within the populace. This dissatisfaction stewed for decades until the general public embraced cultural change, which quickly swept through the nation. Read full article here