LOUIS MACNEICE, the poet son of a Protestant minister, spoke of
their "voodoo". It is marching season in Northern Ireland, and the
Orange bands are bringing people on to the streets in
demonstrations that are half-pageant, half-protest, turning the
heads of otherwise level-headed people with a ceremonial that casts
a spell beyond the understanding of the rest of us.
Walking Round in Circles (Radio 4, Monday of last week)
was an ultimately futile attempt to explain the ...
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