After watching the Documentary John Hume in America which was basically John Hume's life in politics I was surprised by a few insights.
Hume was indeed a fiery and actionable politician in the early days of his career in Derry , His pacifist stance including his now famous walk on the beach had echo's of Gandhi.
He was praised by Carter/Clinton/Mitchell but not by Seamus Mallin and there was no inclusion of Sinn Fein in the doc.
Though he loomed large in the visual images of the peace process he came across as an isolated figure and if you read between the lines , one who's ideals could be commended but were not ground-breaking.
Of course the documentary stated as fact that he alone had singlehandedly brought peace to the island we live on.
anybody see it?