IPR Special on The ‘Northern Ireland’ Crisis

The following is a special edition of The Irish Political Review on the present crisis in ‘Northern Ireland’: The general historical context of the current crisis in the Northern Ireland institu- tions is that Ireland was Partitioned by the British Parliament and part of it retained within the UK under the most extraordinary conditions. The […]

Britain and Germany (1915)

Germany of To-day (1915) by George Stuart Fullerton, Professor of Philosophy in Columbia University, New York, is an interesting book. It is a defence of Germany against the flood of Wellington House propaganda that was deluging the United States during 1914-15. It was written by an American from a German internment camp. In August 1914, while an […]

Sir Roger Casement, Denialist

Sir Roger Casement wrote on October 11th 1915: “A fresh ‘Armenian Massacre’ having been deftly provoked by a conspiracy engineered from the British Embassy at Constantinople, whereby English arms, money and uniforms, were to be furnished to the Armenians on condition that they rose against the Turkish Government, England now turns to the humanitarian impulse […]

Trois: Ah! Ne me brouillez pas avec la République!

Andre Siegfried noticed the peculiar relationship between Britain and the United States which was developing after the Great War victory over Germany. England, which had always fought to establish and defend its supremacy in the world, was now seeking collaboration with another power in its post-War world. It was doing so through a tacit accord with […]

Deux: Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

“Since in the domain of foreign affairs Great Britain spoke for her whole Empire, and since the seas of the world were controlled by the unchallenged strength of the British Navy, the influence of Europe was predominant over the whole globe, while at the same time no world war was possible without British intervention.” (G.M. […]

Un: L’Angleterre d’aujourd’hui

“When circumstances alter, the British have the gift of adapting themselves very quickly to new conditions without dwelling upon what is past. Old principles, old ideas, old memories do not influence them. It is, however, very disconcerting to those of their associates who cannot change their attitude with the same facility.” (L’Angleterre d’aujourd’hui, p.19) So […]

The Origins of the Long War in Historical Context

The following is a review by Dave Alvey of ‘Resurgence’ published in the November issue of The Irish Political Review: In the course of a hatchet job in the Irish News on Pat Walsh’s recently published book, ‘Resurgence—the Catholic Predicament in ‘Northern Ireland’, and its companion volume, Catastrophe, Dr Robert McNamara, a history lecturer at […]