No sooner was the Rev. Ian Paisley elected to Northern Ireland's Parliament as the spokesman of Ulster's right-wing Protestants than he turned his victory speech last spring into an attack on the head of the Protestant government. Said Paisley of moderate Unionist Prime Minister James D. Chichester-Clark: "I'll make it so hot for him that he'll want to retire." Last week Paisley achieved that goal when hard-liners threw Chichester-Clark out.

Under the guise of law-and-order, Paisley and the Protestant extremists demanded tighter controls on Ulster's Catholic minority. They wanted the weapons returned that Chichester-Clark's government had taken away from the dreaded...

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