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Stories of War in Ireland

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ed Moloney tells the stories of two former Irish paramilitary leaders—one republican, one loyalist—who spoke openly to him with unprecedented frankness about their roles in some of the most appalling violence of the Troubles. Voices from the Grave: Two Men’s War in Ireland, is his ground-breaking piece of historical evidence-gathering, and an account of two men’s lives and of the society in which they grew up.

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Ed Moloney

Comments [2]

Connie from Westchester

I second Danny's comments. this book sounds as though it makes a fair attempt to clarify the history of the situation since
1960. Thanks to the scholars from Boston College, a distant perspective allows cooler heads to prevail in studying an extremely convoluted situation.

Jul. 14 2010 02:33 PM
danny from woodbridge, nj

Both Northern Ireland and the Irish Republic continue in 2010 their age-old practice of educational segregation according to religious denomination. In Northern Ireland this will continue when the sectarian balance shifts. To the American mindset of this retired public school teacher, this is a recipe for GENERATIONAL SECTARIAN APARTHEID and all the suspicion of, prejudice and animosity toward the other that goes with it. Go figure. The Orange Order provocative marching days in NI is akin to the grandstanding KKK parades of the past. Wise up, Eire!!! Both sides need to bury the hatchet, beginning with integregated secular education.

Jul. 14 2010 12:15 PM

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