The shooting of two Australians by the IRA in Holland at the end of May was a sharp reminder that there are still parts of Europe where neither peace nor democracy can be taken for granted. In fact the bewildering changes that have taken place in Eastern Europe should serve the useful purpose of focussing attention on the sore points of the West, of which Northern Ireland remains the most obvious example.
Recommended CitationTicher, Mike; Hockenos, Paul; and Nichols, David, Briefings: 1. The IRA Regrets... 2. Romanian Holiday 3. Turning Turtle, Australian Left Review, 1(119), 1990, 2-5, 7.