When Ideas Matter: Speeches for an Ethical Republic (Paperback)

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The President of Ireland since 2011, when he was elected by a final tally of almost 57% of the votes, Michael D. Higgins has set out a vision of what he calls "an ethical Republic." In a series of remarkable and urgent speeches, he has urged his fellow citizens to consider what makes the good life. He has asked how human rights, an active and empowered citizenry, women’s equality, and the right to health and a life free of anxiety might be achieved. He has highlighted the plight of refugees, and has criticized the ways in which work is becoming dehumanized.

About the Author

Michael D. Higgins has been President of Ireland since 2011. Born in Limerick, he was educated at University College Galway, where he later taught sociology and political science. He was Minister for Arts, Culture and the Gaeltacht from 1993 to 1997.

Praise For…

"A thought provoking anthology packed with ideology . . . Higgins orations are erudite, elegantly written and always thought-provoking." —Irish Independent
Product Details
ISBN: 9781786691255
ISBN-10: 1786691256
Publisher: Head of Zeus
Publication Date: November 1st, 2017
Pages: 464
Language: English