Safety Valve of a Nation
Nov 15 2017
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Your passion for history and political cartoons are sure to be indulged at the Little Museum of Dublin as Felix Larkin speaks about the history of Dublin Opinion magazine.
Satire is frequently referred to as the safety valve of a nation, and not without reason. Traditionally, satire has served as a way for people to express and vent their issues with authority in a manageable way.
That is what Dublin Opinion Magazine, published from 1922-1968, did for Irish people. It was first published on the eve of the Irish Civil War, and cleverly, it never explicitly chose sides, choosing instead to poke the most fun at Britain and Northern Irish Unionists.
The monthly magazine was a very important publication, and in a way, its history is the nation’s history. Expert Felix Larkin will be speaking about its work under various editors during often turbulent times, as Ireland went from being a free state to a fledgling Republic.
Your passion for history and political cartoons are sure to be indulged at the Little Museum of Dublin.