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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We are sons of our time, things that had gone well with one not necessary goes on now. If History is our teacher we must have realise that we should learn more of humanity and try to understand each others. To look so much to our past may only brings vain of glory or revenge for pain.
I dont think this will help so much.