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    Re: Martin McGuinness

    By changing course as he did - and taking pretty much the whole of the Provisional IRA with him - he went from major villain to something of a hero of mine. To change not only yourself but the course of history...wow.

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    Re: Martin McGuinness

    Everyone seems to forget that Nelson Mandela followed a similar path, from Terrorist to Peacemaker.

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    Re: Martin McGuinness

    Well, the extent of Mandela's crimes apart from being anti-apartheid seem to have been the blowing up of an electricity substation, for which he was convicted and sentenced. McGuinness was heavily involved in all IRA activity for what? 20 years? I grant that the principle is the same, but there's gallons more blood on McGuinness' hands.
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    Re: Martin McGuinness

    You're being unduly kind. Mandela was a founding member of the armed wing of the African National Congress which bombed soft targets with consequent deaths.
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    Was he? Ok, fair enough. Hadn't heard that.

    Do you happen to know a good biography of Mandela? Warts and all I mean, not a hagiography or a demonisation?
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    Re: Martin McGuinness

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mandela-Mar...dp/1586488325/ - I'm not sure whose shelf my copy is on at the moment though. If you get it second hand, check it's the 2010 edition.
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