Ireland's Exiled Children: America and the Easter Rising

Author Robert Schmuhl Professor of American Studies at Notre Dame University joined George to discuss

Reflecting on the 1916 commemoration Robert Schmuhl Professor of American Studies at Notre Dame University told George Hook he leaves the country with an 'enormous amount of admiration for how Ireland has looked at its past.'

Schmuhl, whose new book 'Ireland's Exiled Children: America and the Easter Rising' looks at the Rising itself, and speaking to George in studio stated that America was a country that concentrated on its future to the detriment of its past, and that the commemorations that marked the centenary were part of a huge organisational effort. 

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