Letter: We need diversity of opinion or we’re stuck in mental ghettoes

The letter-writer calls for ‘informed debate across the sectarian divide’The letter-writer calls for ‘informed debate across the sectarian divide’
The letter-writer calls for ‘informed debate across the sectarian divide’
Like others, I have long admired this newspaper since I started reading it as the Ulster Newsletter in 1985.

At that time we took it in the Common Room of Trinity College Dublin –the equal of Oxford and Cambridge from 1592-1920, founded by Elizabeth I (who was born in 1558, and who died 1603) – an English heretic excommunicated in 1570, and the equal of our best Latin, French and Italian scholars lecturing in Trinity at the time of writing.

Above all it is to be commended for its openness to informed debate across the sectarian divide.

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If only Kevin Myers were also writing for it, what a paper it would be.

Letter to the editorLetter to the editor
Letter to the editor

In Ireland in 2020 we are still in need of open and fair-minded debates in our newspapers.

Without these debates we shall remain imprisoned in our political and religious ghettoes.

And in such circumstances as those, peace will remain as elusive as ever – for peace requires mutual respect even within the context of fundamental disagreement.

Gerald Morgan, Dublin


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