It was somewhat of a bonkers time...as said...I don't see the merit of discussing unoriginal thinkers in isolationThey lived in a time when 38 million people were sent to their deaths in a war over...er...what, exactly? They were within a generation of pregnant women being sent down coal mines and children being sent up chimneys, and the age of consent was twelve.
How comes we never see threads about the misogyny and paedophilia of men like Gladstone, Peel or Asquith? Perhaps because everybody would recognise it for nonsense. I think its about time we saw these regurgitated smears about long dead Irish nationalists as nonsense too.
Also despite what some might contest , record keeping from that era only gives a limited window into activities