The policy of executions in the Civil War left a legacy of political bitterness that persists to this day

What is forgotten and what is remembered in history is a contentious issue. While ‘forgotten’ is often referred to as ‘conveniently overlooked’ is perhaps a more appropriate description, especially when an event does nothing to refurbish a nation’s self-image.

As the final phase of our Decade of Centuries approaches, some problematic issues are emerging. The Easter Rising and Revolutionary War had largely optimistic narratives, but the Civil War — when former comrades turned against each other, unleashing ferocity and vengeance — makes for a deeply disturbing investigation.

https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/civil-war-executions-policy-left-legacy-of-bitterness-in-politics-that-still-exists-today-41954673.html The policy of executions in the Civil War left a legacy of political bitterness that persists to this day

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