Sunday 30 April 2017

Make 2017 the year we finally back ideas over identity politics

Protesters at a July 2016 rally in solidarity with the US Black Lives Matter movement, on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Arthur Carron
Protesters at a July 2016 rally in solidarity with the US Black Lives Matter movement, on O’Connell Street, Dublin. Photo: Arthur Carron
Ian O'Doherty

Ian O'Doherty

If we can take one thing from 2016, it is surely that it was the year of the quiet revolution.

It's hard to know whether this quiet revolution, which ripped through British and American politics like a lethal contagion, was despite the cosy establishment consensus or directly because of it. But a revolution it was - a total upheaval of the accepted rules.

And there will be more of that in the next 12 months.

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