Episode #21: Bernadette Devlin McAliskey – “A Terrible State o’ Chassis”

We are seeing Ireland north and south being sold to corporate powers Bernadette Devlin McAliskey is Ireland’s finest political orator, and a key figure in recent political history. In this lecture she takes as her theme a line from playwright Sean O’Casey, ‘A Terrible State o’ Chassis’, where chassis means ‘crisis’. While still a student

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All our podcast episodes in one place. Episode 21: Bernadette Devlin McAliskey – “A Terrible State o’ Chassis” Listen Episode 20: Seamus Deane on Georg Lukács: Listen Episode 19: Ciara Chambers on Irish Newsreels: Listen Episode 18: Roddy Flynn and Tony Tracy on Irish Film: Listen Episode 17: Jonathan Rayner on the Mad Max films:

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Our current episode is a live recording of a lecture given by Bernadette Devlin McAliskey in Derry in 2016. ‘A Terrible State o’ Chassis’ was the 2nd Annual Seamus Deane Lecture. It’s a stirring account of how Troubles and Peace Process politics are obscuring our view of the really significant change taking place in Ireland

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