[PDF/EBOOK] The Lost Revolution BY Brian Hanley

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  • The Lost Revolution
  • Brian Hanley
  • English
  • 13 September 2018
  • 9781844881208

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FREE DOWNLOAD The Lost Revolution SUMMARY The Lost Revolution õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Blicanism in the 1960s and '70s through the Workers' Party's eventual rejection of irredentism A roll call of influential personalities in the fields of politics trade unionism and media many still o In 1975 the Official IRA and Sinn F in had a bright future They had broken with reactionary Catholic nationalism and Provisional terrorism declared a ceasefire with the British state and launched themselves on a course to build a revolutionary party that sought to lead the struggle of a working class united across sectarian lines for the abolition of capitalism and a secular socialist republic in Ireland Today the Workers Party the organizational descendent of the Official IRA survives as a tiny blinkered Stalinoid sect with most of its talented cadre having deserted socialism decades agoBut the line to today was not straight and narrow Hanley and Millar s detailed accesible and exhaustively documented history shows the present importance of the attempted revolution that the Official IRASinn F inThe Workers Party launched in the early 1970s The leadership and members of the group were despite serious ideological and practical faults engaged in a process that could have were the conditions right averted the violence of the Troubles and placed Irish society on a road to the future There were serious attempts by the official IRA to distance itself from the gangsterist and terrorist methods of its Republican past There were likewise serious attempts despite Stalinist coloring to reach out to the working class Catholic and Protestant on economic issues that could unite them These parts of the book remain a challenging and inspiring piece of Irish historyIf I have one complaint about the book it s that a sincere dedication to providing the history in a narrative form often leads the authors away from the most basic demands for an analysis As we get deeper into the book there are chapters which separate out the Party s northern and southern wings and the activity of Group B but shocking developments such as the Officials covert collaboration with the British state and Unionist paramilitaries against the Provos get little explanation from either the authors frame of reference or party activists The death knell of the party as a force in Irish politics in 1990 when Proisinas de Rossa left with five other TDs and the majority of the party s rank and file eventually to merge with the Labour Party got little buildup or analysis in retrospectOn a final note I particularly enjoyed the verdict of Cathal Goulding the first leader of Official Sinn F in on the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process We were right but too early Gerry Adams is right but too late and Ruair Br daigh will never be fucking right Electing Judges unionism and media many still o In 1975 the Official IRA and Sinn F in had a bright future They had broken with reactionary Catholic nationalism and Provisional terrorism declared a ceasefire with the British state and launched themselves on a course to build a revolutionary party that sought to lead the struggle of a working class Encounters with Rauschenberg united across sectarian lines for the abolition of capitalism and a secular socialist republic in Ireland Today the Workers Party the organizational descendent of the Official IRA survives as a tiny blinkered Stalinoid sect with most of its talented cadre having deserted socialism decades agoBut the line to today was not straight and narrow Hanley and Millar s detailed accesible and exhaustively documented history shows the present importance of the attempted revolution that the Official IRASinn F inThe Workers Party launched in the early 1970s The leadership and members of the group were despite serious ideological and practical faults engaged in a process that could have were the conditions right averted the violence of the Troubles and placed Irish society on a road to the future There were serious attempts by the official IRA to distance itself from the gangsterist and terrorist methods of its Republican past There were likewise serious attempts despite Stalinist coloring to reach out to the working class Catholic and Protestant on economic issues that could Doctors, Ambassadors, Secretaries unite them These parts of the book remain a challenging and inspiring piece of Irish historyIf I have one complaint about the book it s that a sincere dedication to providing the history in a narrative form often leads the authors away from the most basic demands for an analysis As we get deeper into the book there are chapters which separate out the Party s northern and southern wings and the activity of Group B but shocking developments such as the Officials covert collaboration with the British state and Unionist paramilitaries against the Provos get little explanation from either the authors frame of reference or party activists The death knell of the party as a force in Irish politics in 1990 when Proisinas de Rossa left with five other TDs and the majority of the party s rank and file eventually to merge with the Labour Party got little buildup or analysis in retrospectOn a final note I particularly enjoyed the verdict of Cathal Goulding the first leader of Official Sinn F in on the Good Friday Agreement and the peace process We were right but too early Gerry Adams is right but too late and Ruair Br daigh will never be fucking right

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FREE DOWNLOAD The Lost Revolution SUMMARY The Lost Revolution õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Perating at the highest levels of Irish public life passed though the ranks of this secretive movement which never achieved its objectives but had a lasting influence on the landscape of Irish politi This one taught me a lot My knowledge of the Officials was very limited when I started reading other than they ended up splitting in the early 90s and a few other little snippets The book was an interesting rundown of all that the movement did how their positions changed and so on In places it was a bit on the sparse side and the narrative being so strongly divided between North and South was a little disorienting Nonetheless a good read And of course it s always fun to see names you recognize from today like say Gil Rabitte De Rossa and so on being so stridently socialist2015 Reread Still very interesting Lots of parallels between then and now interestingly Einsteins Generation up splitting in the early 90s and a few other little snippets The book was an interesting rundown of all that the movement did how their positions changed and so on In places it was a bit on the sparse side and the narrative being so strongly divided between North and South was a little disorienting Nonetheless a good read And of course it s always fun to see names you recognize from today like say Gil Rabitte De Rossa and so on being so stridently socialist2015 Reread Still very interesting Lots of parallels between then and now interestingly

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FREE DOWNLOAD The Lost Revolution SUMMARY The Lost Revolution õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB The story of contemporary Ireland is inseparable from the story of the official republican movement a story told here for the first time from the clash between Catholic nationalist and socialist repu fucking great read