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When Ideas Matter : Speeches for an Ethical Republic (Reprint) (Paperback) (Michael D. Higgins)
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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.