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    Default Re: "The IRA 1956-69: Rethinking the Republic" by Matt Treacy

    We greatly resented the idea of Savage and his comrades engaging in entryist tactics within the
    Republican Movement because, as negative as the movement was towards socialism in those years,
    we felt there was an inexorable leftward trend worldwide that would hardly fail to pass it by. But it
    needed time to ferment. .
    Damning description of entryism, and could well be applied for much of what passes for politics on the left today.

    Unprincipled attempts to hijack campaigns and parties, or to create instant faux "fronts" for an imagined quick gain, which somehow never seems to come.

    That is not so say it is always wrong to join a party and form a faction - but the political intent should be open, and based on honest political work to demonstrate the strength and valiidity of the faction's position.

    Of course, an entryist approach when acting under u-turn orders from outside the country is even less likely to succeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    That is not so say it is never wrong to join a party and form a faction - but the political intent should be open, and based on honest political work to demonstrate the strength and valiidity of the faction's position.


    Perhaps "always wrong" ?
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    Default Re: "The IRA 1956-69: Rethinking the Republic" by Matt Treacy

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Lord View Post


    Perhaps "always wrong" ?
    Thanks, I'll edit my post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. FIVE View Post
    A useful contribution to the discussion of the issues coming out of this book, although in fact it doesn't say much about it

    The writer, John Mulqueen, seems to suggest that Garland was wrong in 1980 that there was a threat of war by the US against the Soviet Union. In fact there was, it was taken to the brink by Reagan in 1983. There is no doubt that the US put a huge effort into ending the USSR's existence as a workers' state. The Soviet strategy of promoting liberal peace campaigns in the West, rather than supporting efforts towards revolution, was not successful and US nuclear threats contributed to the end of the USSR.

    The party’s general secretary, Seán Garland, speculated in 1980 about a third world war which, according to Moscow’s perspective, would be provoked by the policies pursued by “hawks” in London and Washington. The British and American governments, he stated, aimed to halt what he saw as “the tide of progress begun in Petrograd in October 1917”. - See more at: http://www.drb.ie/essays/the-red-and....iLKal7g9.dpuf
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    Default Re: "The IRA 1956-69: Rethinking the Republic" by Matt Treacy

    Short interview with Joe Cahill on the politics of the split in the IRA - part of it dubbed with an actor's voice to comply with the censorship of the day.

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    Default Re: "The IRA 1956-69: Rethinking the Republic" by Matt Treacy

    Interesting piece on the front page of the SINDO
    The United Irishman. Updated 5/2/14

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saoirse go Deo View Post
    Interesting piece on the front page of the SINDO

    Hahaha ...

    Recruiting for the Dublin Brigade in 1997.

    Meaty stuff for a memoir indeed ....

    I hope the publisher didn't pay too much of an advance. I can't see it coming back.
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    Default Re: "The IRA 1956-69: Rethinking the Republic" by Matt Treacy

    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Lord View Post
    Hahaha ...

    Recruiting for the Dublin Brigade in 1997.

    Meaty stuff for a memoir indeed ....

    I hope the publisher didn't pay too much of an advance. I can't see it coming back.
    Its self published
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    Default Re: "The IRA 1956-69: Rethinking the Republic" by Matt Treacy

    Treacy has become regularly quoted in the Sindo lately with venomous attacks on Sinn Fein.

    Deal with the devil to hype book sales?
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    Default Re: "The IRA 1956-69: Rethinking the Republic" by Matt Treacy

    I missed the article. Any chance of a link to it ?
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    Default Re: "The IRA 1956-69: Rethinking the Republic" by Matt Treacy

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    I missed the article. Any chance of a link to it ?
    http://m.independent.ie/irish-news/p...-36017624.html

    Not the exact one I was referring to but you get the idea...
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