Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Comparing the IRA with Hamas
David Trimble warns that glib comparisons of the successful peace process in Northern Ireland to the Israel-Palestine conflict may do more damage than good. (His article was posted last week, but I found it only today). Reading history, it turns out, requires more than facile unthinking comparisons (and, I'd add: knowing facts can help). This one appeared in the Guardian, making this the second surprising link today.