Shaky Historicism?

Public Radio International anchor Ken Bader interviews director Ken Loach as well as Irish Studies' own Kevin O'Neill about The Wind That Shakes the Barley, a film that traces the roots of the Irish rebellion in the 1920's. Check out the audio clip here.

1 comment:

ODE said...

I am surprised that Ruth Dudley Edwards is presented as representing Irish historians. Like a number of hostile British commentators, she 'reviewed' and attacked Loach's film before she saw it. She asked "Why does Ken Loach loath his country so much?" in the (London) Daily Mail. Her comment that the Irish War of Independence was a "most unedifying period" is the comment of a West-British prude. See:

http://www.indymedia.ie/article/76386
and
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/76450
and
http://www.ireland.indymedia.org/article/76396