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Irish president attacks ‘feigned amnesia’ over British imperialism

Michael D Higgins accuses academics and journalists of turning blind eye to impact of colonialism

Ireland’s president, Michael D Higgins, has made a sharp critique of British imperialism and the “feigned amnesia” of academics and journalists who refuse to address its legacy.

  • Rory Carroll
  • The Guardian

Writing in the Guardian, Higgins accuses unnamed academic and media organisations of turning a blind eye to the devastating impact of colonialism not just in Ireland but across the…

“A feigned amnesia around the uncomfortable aspects of our shared history will not help us to forge a better future together,” he…

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