Breaking Britain’s psychological domination of Ireland

Joe Lee looks at the many myths about the 1916 Easter Rising in a fascinating piece in the Times. He begins by quoting India’s first prime minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, who wrote from his prison cell in 1935 that the Rising “proclaimed to the world that no physical might could crush the invincible spirit of a nation” and concludes by arguing that the power of domination derives more from capturing the minds than the bodies of the conquered.