Patrick Pearse and the Politics of Redemption: The Mind of the Easter Rising, 1916
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Jingoistic poetry would give way for more anti-war sentiment as the conflict progressed, not least from those poets in the trenches. Yet the Rising, rather than an act of mass suicide or blood sacrifice as some maintain, was an insurrection which the rebels believed could ultimately succeed.
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They had studied the lessons of urban insurrection in both an Irish and international context, sought military assistance from the German state and even provisionally planned for self-governance in the future. Context is everything.
John Dorney The Easter Rising, it is often argued, had no democratic mandate. In the burning GPO, Pearse wondered if they had done the right thing after all. Brendan O'Connor It is fitting, isn't it, that we can't agree what it was about, or what it achieved, or what its legacy is or how best to commemorate it.
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