A handshake across a chasm of hate
An ex-IRA leader and, incredibly, the Queen
As far as handshakes go, former IRA leader Martin McGuinness pumping the arm of Queen Elizabeth II is one of those “I never thought I’d see that” moments. Not that you will see it. It’s probably going to happen behind closed doors at a charity event in Belfast next week. Still, that it will happen at all is a reminder of how history moves in real time, despite its tendency to repeat itself.