|Issue:||4th June, 1973|
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‘Performing Artists on a Flying Trapeze’, written by Gerry Foley for Intercontinental Press in June 1973, addresses the issue of how the Official republican movement can ‘fulfil their aspiration of building a ‘revolutionary party of the Irish people’ and responds to a critique written by a member of the Socialist Labour League [for more on which, see this article]. It also examines aspects of the thinking amongst Provisional republicans, not least what it describes as ‘moralistic ideas and unanalyzed (but rationalised) tradition [where they] make errors about the dynamic of the Northern struggle, which is certainly extremely complex. This is clearly a case where Marxists can make the best demonstration of the superiority of their method’.