Week 9 – “Inventing Ireland” Kiberd

November 23, 2007

Interesting how easily the British uprooted Irish nationalism by infiltrating the schools. That unbending superiority we keep harping on truly did have a tremendous detrimental effect on people who were taught to abandon their on “mythical” culture and assume the superior “scientific” culture supposedly synonymous with Greece (which, if you remember, abounds in myth and story). The idea that a person needed to be freed from the fetters of his or her own culture in order to embrace another’s superiority saddens me.

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