Perils & Prospects of a United Ireland (Paperback)
Focusing on the topics of the Northern Ireland Protocol, the Good Friday Agreement, Brexit, Unionism, Nationalism, the economics of potential reunification or continued partition, and the wide range of Northern Irish identities, this work encompasses the most up-to-date and considered review of political actions so far.
A must-read for those interested in the future of Northern Ireland.
Padraig O'Malley is an Irish international peacemaker, author, and professor. O'Malley specializes in the problems of divided societies, such as South Africa and Northern Ireland. He has written extensively on these subjects and has been actively involved in promoting dialogue among representatives of differing factions.
He's currently the John Joseph Moakley Distinguished Professor of Peace and Reconciliation at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
“A thoughtful autopsy of the failed two-state paradigm . . . . . . . Evenhanded, diplomatic, mutually respectful and enormously useful.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review, onThe Two-State Delusion
“Exhaustively researched . . . There are no heroes in O’Malley’s account, and no clear villains either.” —Publishers Weekly onThe Two-State Delusion
“A striking success.” —New York Times Book Review on Shades of Difference
“An original and important work.” —Nadine Gordimer, Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature on Shades of Difference
“[O’Malley] is knowledgeable and sure-footed as he recounts this story… making a complex narrative on the whole quite clear.” —San Francisco Chronicle on Shades of Difference
“Brilliantly written.” —Library Journal (starred review) on Shades of Difference
"It would seem impossible for O'Malley to match the depth and insight of his first book on Northern Ireland, Uncivil Wars ( LJ 10/1/83), but he's done it in this book. . . Highly recommended." —Library Journal on Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of Despair
"Eloquent and haunting." —New York Times Book Review on Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of Despair
“A book equal to the pity and terror of its subject, Padraig O’Malley simplifies nothing, extenuates nothing, and scrutinizes everything. This is not only a heart-felt narrative, but a sustained exercise of moral and political intelligence.” —Seamus Heaney on Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of Despair
“A brilliant, chilling, and heartbreaking book.” —Boston Globeon Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of Despair
“O’Malley shrewdly assesses the psychological, cultural, religious and political forces that kept the hunger strikes going against all odds, and against all reason.” —Washington Post on Biting at the Grave: The Irish Hunger Strikes and the Politics of Despair
"A first-rate volume of social analysis." —New Yorker on Uncivil Wars