Fighting for Ireland?: The Military Strategy of the Irish Republican Movement (Hardback)M.L.R. Smith (author)
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M.L.R. Smith challenges many assumptions about the IRA, pinpointing the organisation's successes as well as its missed opportunities. He demonstrates the tension the movement has experienced between ideology and strategic reality regarding the use of force, illustrating how doctrinal purity has sometimes hampered the IRA in the pursuit of its goals. Contrary to the Irish Republican movement's vigorous and assertive public face Smith uncovers an organisation characterised more by a sense of chronic insecurity than by certainty and continuity.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 296
Weight: 567 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 27 mm
'The best recent account of the splits within the republican movement, and the reasons for those splits. As such it must become compulsory reading for anyone interested in current political negotiations.' - Joanna Bourke, Bulletin
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