The Struggle for Peace in Northern Ireland Reviews
Description:ISBN 0719574722 / Author: Ben Walsh / Paperback: 128 pages / Publisher: Hodder Education / Student Edition: 26 July 2000
Newest Review: ... he has been completely overshadowed by Carson.
Another very interesting factor in this book is that does include to some ... more
... extent the use of propaganda in the troubles. This includes a statement by a top figure in the Republican movement on how he was converted to violent Republicanism by a history teacher drumming home the litany of past wrongs. Some cartoons and other forms of propaganda are shown, encouraging the reader to think about how they would be affected by this material. It also has one brilliant cartoon in which the lions in Rome huddle in a corner away from a turbulent mob saying "Oh dear, not the Irish Christians again&...more
I will start by saying I don't agree with everything in this book. In all honesty, if I felt this book was perfect - I would be awarding it 4 stars rather than 5. That may sound like a terrible contradiction, but the fact is, no matter how hard I might try to be fair, when it comes the troubles, we all have our biases. If I agreed 100% with everything said in the book, it would be an indication of bias to me - and therefore result in a lower rate. but while I do take issue with a few aspects, this is by far the most fair and balanced text I have come across.
This book is not exactly what I was expecting - I thought the book was about the Good Friday Agreement ...
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