‘…it’s a United Ireland or Nothing’? John Hume and the Idea of Irish Unity, 1964–72

  title={‘…it’s a United Ireland or Nothing’? John Hume and the Idea of Irish Unity, 1964–72},
  author={P. McLoughlin},
  journal={Irish Political Studies},
  pages={157 - 180}
Abstract This article explores John Hume’s thinking on Irish unity from the point of his first public commentary on the issue, a two‐part article written for The Irish Times in May 1964, through to the infamous statement he made in the aftermath of the Bloody Sunday killings in January 1972. In doing so it attempts to put in their proper context the words for which Hume he is most well remembered, particularly by the Protestant community and unionist commentators. The article shows that, at the… Expand
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