Our current episode is about philosopher Hannah Arendt’s concept of the right to have rights. One of the original Field Day members, the literary critic and novelist Seamus Deane, speaks about migration, stateless people, human rights and the Irish state’s deficient policies on people arriving into the country.
Considerable advances were made in the wake of global conflicts of the 20th century on universal human rights. But, as Deane argues, millions of people were to find that these apparently universal rights did not apply to them. Worse than that, the discourse of human rights has been adopted for the justification of invasion, exploitation and violence across the world.
This episode is presented in association with the Dublin Review of Books. We heartily recommend the drb to supporters of Field Day. In the words of Seamus Deane: “The drb sustains a level of commentary on Irish and international matters that no other journal in Ireland and few elsewhere can reach.”
Discover all our previous episodes here.
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The Field Day Podcast is produced by Cormac Deane and usually presented by Feargus Denman.