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13 June 2008


Can hope and history rhyme? - preview
Huddersfield Meeting's fifth annual Peace Lecture on 17 May was a multimedia presentation of song and poetry, tracing shifting influences in the Northern Irish Troubles over the past century
  • Feargal Cochrane from the Richardson Institute for Peace and Conflict Research was certain that structural questions lie at the root of conflicts and that conflicts are pursued by rational people for rational reasons
  • That is the subject matter of history, but hope is expressed in the risky and emotional communications left in the collective consciousness by songs and poems

  • Susan Robson

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