The World: Three Voices of Protest

Brian Faulkner is Northern Ireland's shrewdest politician. The Rev. Ian Paisley is its most charismatic figure. William Craig may prove to be its most dangerous man. Whether Britain can peacefully rule the province, reports TIME Correspondent Curtis Prendergast, depends largely on the responses of these three contenders for Ulster's Protestant leadership.

> Faulkner, 51, "a clever wee man," as even his Catholic enemies concede, is the Richard Nixon of Northern Ireland politics: he has both Nixon's reputation for trickiness and Nixon's ability to recover from defeat. Faulkner was twice beaten for the premiership...

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