Tagged: Northern Ireland

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“A Convenient Stick With Which to Beat the West”: Northern Ireland Under Soviet Eyes

A 1981 ‘Pravda’¬†article discusses the H-Block hunger strikes The Northern Irish Troubles present a complex narrative to historians. The histories of all sides in the conflict are resplendent with injustices and obfuscations. Yet for contemporary correspondents of anti-Western states, from Tehran to Moscow, the story was tragically simple: a minority...

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The Belfast Project: oral history’s chance to grow up

Students of either Irish or oral history are probably already aware of the controversy and rancour surrounding the Boston College oral history project investigating the Northern Irish Troubles. The affair has been simmering in the media for over three years, with new details regularly emerging of the mistakes made by...