it is absurd to denigrate people for deciding their vote on the Brexit referendum ‘simply using their emotions’. A question like this cannot and should not be answered any other way. The only way you can answer the question ‘rationally’ is by misrepresenting the question — as if it is simply a matter of maximising economic efficiency.
If that were the only question, there might be a single right answer, just as the M25 is the best way for me to get home. But we need to consider more than that: which is more likely to go catastrophically wrong — in or out? Which offers more autonomy — in or out? What is the value of that autonomy? Much as our overeducated, technocratic elite want to pretend otherwise, this is a decision for Kirk, not Spock.
- , Ogilvy aka the #Wikiman
This hints at an extraordinary national story over nearly two whole centuries.
Ireland is the only country in the world with a smaller population than it had in 1820.
Ireland is a country searching for the right way forward, with a constant questioning of received wisdom. And that extends to the way the Rising is being commemorated. “Now we can capture the complexity of things,” says Patrick Geoghegan, professor of modern history at Trinity College Dublin. “We’ve lost our simplistic narrative about the past.
- Matthew Engels, Revising Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising
- Slugger ConsultsDirector, 2002 - present
Passion went missing Republic’s ‘pointless’ show at #Euro2012…
Managerialism. That’s what they call it. Shuffling the deck chairs with little or no point or sense of long term value other than to perform
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National movements from Flanders to the Faroes challenge borders across ...
Catalans’ vote on September 27th will be seen as a plebiscite on independence