Tuesday, May 02, 2006

The politics of illusion

Henry Patterson, author of 'The Politics of Illusion: A political history of the IRA' has signed the Euston Manifesto:

He says why:

"Those of us in Ireland who have experienced more than thirty years of left-wing apologetics for the 'anti-imperialist' atrocities committed by the IRA find it unsurprising that some of those who lionised Gerry Adams when the IRA was blowing up shoppers in London are now cosying up to reactionary fundamentalism."

'The Politics of Illusion...' is, IMHO, the most comprehensive and sound portrait of Irish republicanism in print.

I'd read it if I were you.

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