Saturday 29 April 2017

TK Whitaker: truly a man for all seasons

TK Whitaker in 2008 Photo: Orla Murray/Ark
TK Whitaker in 2008 Photo: Orla Murray/Ark
Eoghan Harris

Eoghan Harris

A famous feminist slogan says the personal is always political. This also applies to Donald Trump, Arlene Foster, Martin McGuinness, and the late TK Whitaker.

Like most Marxists and socialists, I once believed that economic and social forces were primary in shaping politics.

Life has taught me otherwise. The moral - or immoral - characters of Churchill and Roosevelt, Hitler and Stalin finally mattered most, for good or evil.

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