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4.0 out of 5 stars Read It Before You Write, 3 July 1999
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This review is from: Killing Rage (Paperback)
It is not often that I read a book by someone who would once happily have killed me on account of my nationality for the sake of discredited political theory (the PIRA have bombed bars in Birmingham, killing at least 20). The late Eamon Collins describes his descent into the heart of a destructive killing organisation. He played a key role in perhaps 30 murders before coming to reject political violence as a solution to Ulster's problems. Ultimately the tragedy for Eamon and his family is that he failed to listen to both his conscience and his intellect whilst in the PIRA. This hesitancy led to a number of deaths (culminating in his own murder this year). Any person who places any value on human life will find the cowardly brutality of these killings to be offensive, but will sense the mixture of misanthropy and (sometimes) righteous anger that drives PIRA members. In the USA, where the Troubles are not properly understood, this book should become widely read. Before anyone expresses an opinion in favour of terrorism (anywhere in the world) they should take in carefully Eamon's words. Violence in this book is shown as an animal that will always turn on it's handler one day.
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