August 13, 2014

Scotland Looks Forward, Ireland Looks Back

Francis Barry, Bloomberg

The Associated Press

As Scotland is debating its future, Ireland is debating its past. Last week, as a televised political debate over independence took center stage in Scotland, a row erupted over Ireland’s fight for independence nearly 100 years ago. John Bruton, Ireland's former prime minister, called the bloody 1916 Easter Rising and war of independence that later followed “completely unnecessary,” arguing that Ireland could have achieved its independence without any casualties.

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