“An Extraordinary Miasma of Untruth”

“There’s no them. There’s only us.”

I first read Dervla Murphy’s book “A Place Apart:¬†Northern Ireland in the 1970s” over twenty years ago for a class on the anthropology of Ireland. In it, she described her conversations with people from various perspectives in Northern Ireland (Catholic and Protestant, etc.).

To be honest, so much time has gone by that I’ve forgotten much of it, but every once in a while certain segments come back to me.¬†The part that returns to me the most, particularly of late, is this:

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