From Planet 231

by Emily Trahair

Last year on YouTube, I stumbled across a clip from the 1985 documentary The Dragon Has Two Tongues, where the Marxist Welsh nationalist Gwyn Alf Williams bellows out his narrative from a helicopter and from within a coalmine: ‘To my mind the questions we need to put [about history] are the ones that serve the majority, the ordinary working men and women of Wales who throughout those 1500 years carried the rest on their backs, their generally bent and exploited backs.’

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