NORTHERN IRELAND: Facing a Common Ruin

THANK GOD! exulted the banner headline on the London Sun. It was, in a way, an expression of the nation's collective relief. The massive march by Catholic civil rights protesters through the border town of Newry had been peaceful, with no repetition of Londonderry's Bloody Sunday, which saw 13 people killed by British army bullets. Later in the week, Ulster remained relatively calm during a "day of disruption" called by Catholics to mark the first six months of the government's policy of internment. Brief though it might turn out to be, the respite from violence and tension gave...

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