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    Default Tim Pat Coogan

    Is he a reliable source from which one could educate themselves?

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    more reliable than 98% of authors who tackle similar subjects to him these days. thats probably the best way to describe it.

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    He's pretty good most of the time but he sure has a chip on his shoulder about Dev.

    At least he has been a counterfoil to the Revisionists over the years when such were few and far between.

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    He`s pretty good, Cal Michael, but, like Every historian you have to watch what he writes. He certainly wears his heart on his sleeve. He could have a tattoo with Collins good, Dev bad written on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cal michael
    Is he a reliable source from which one could educate themselves?
    As he presided over the demise of the Irish Press I wouldn't exactly call him "reliable".

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    Quote Originally Posted by cal michael
    Is he a reliable source from which one could educate themselves?
    My annswer is yes;

    However, U should always read between the lines....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpa
    At least he has been a counterfoil to the Revisionists over the years when such were few and far between.
    Can you elaborate a little?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cal michael
    Can you elaborate a little?
    Pull up a chair and get yerself a cup of tea, this is going to take a while....

    Revisionism. Who wants to start? I'm off to bed meself after working all night, but this thread should be fun...
    Je suis un loo-lah

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    You will notice that the more green-tinged nationalists like Tim Pat more than others. As for being a counterfoil to the revisionists he was more like a mirror in his own revisionism to people like Ruth Dudley Edwards and Peter Hart. My advice is that you should regard every writer as having some agenda but some have it moreso than others. Try and read every perspective and form your own opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cal michael
    Quote Originally Posted by Catalpa
    At least he has been a counterfoil to the Revisionists over the years when such were few and far between.
    Can you elaborate a little?
    He didn't exactly shallow whole the concept that the Irish revolutionaries over the years were a bunch of ungrateful wretches who were blind to the benefits being within the bosom of the wonderful British Empire.

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