20/20 Hindsight

2010 / Jo Mangan

Nobody cares how or why it came to be that Ireland lost it all. The children seem happy, as they’ve never known a more fruitful time. To send them to school, to teach them to work, to raise them and guide them; these seem like alien concepts in today’s world. What would you teach them? The wisdom of books is outdated, the ethics of civilisation. Well, look where “civilisation” got us.