‘The Separatist Idea’, P.H. Pearse, Republish series 2 of 4

PREFACE This is the first of three pamphlets in which I propose to develop the contention put forward in Ghosts, the whole forming a continuous argument. The further pamphlets of the series will be entitled The Spiritual Nation and The Sovereign People, respectively. P. H. PEARSE. ST. ENDA’S COLLEGE, RATHFARNHAM, 1st February, 1916. A .PDF … Continue reading “‘The Separatist Idea’, P.H. Pearse, Republish series 2 of 4”

‘Ghosts’, by PH Pearse. Republish series 1 of 4

Preface Here be ghosts that I have raised this Christmastide, ghosts of dead men that have bequeathed a trust to us living men. Ghosts are troublesome things in a house or in a family, as we knew even before Ibsen taught us. There is only one way to appease a ghost. You must do the … Continue reading “‘Ghosts’, by PH Pearse. Republish series 1 of 4”

The Necessity for De-Anglicising Ireland

As part of our study programme into the questions of sovereignty, democratic renewal and Irish national identity we are pleased to re-publish this article by Dr. Douglas Hyde.  It was first delivered before the Irish National Literary Society in Dublin, 25 November 1892, it sets out very well the necessity for the complete renewal of … Continue reading “The Necessity for De-Anglicising Ireland”

Frederick Engels’ Speech at the Grave of Karl Marx

Highgate Cemetery, London. March 17, 1883 On the 14th of March, at a quarter to three in the afternoon, the greatest living thinker ceased to think. He had been left alone for scarcely two minutes, and when we came back we found him in his armchair, peacefully gone to sleep—but for ever. An immeasurable loss … Continue reading “Frederick Engels’ Speech at the Grave of Karl Marx”

Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen from 1793

There was an earlier declaration in 1789, this one is a more comprehensive statement. The French people, convinced that forgetfulness and contempts of the natural rights of man are the sole causes of the miseries of the world, have resolved to set forth in a solemn declaration these sacred and inalienable rights, in order that … Continue reading “Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen from 1793”

Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen 1789

A further declaration was written in 1793 The declaration was written by the Marquis de Lafayette, with help from Thomas Jefferson.  Lafayette had assisted in the defeat of the British forces in the American Revolution. King Louis XVI of France signed this declaration, without much choice, but never intended to support it – he was … Continue reading “Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen 1789”

Declaration of Independence – USA, 4th July 1776

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of … Continue reading “Declaration of Independence – USA, 4th July 1776”