Living with Ghosts: The Inside Story from a 'Troubles' Mind

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Living with Ghosts: The Inside Story from a 'Troubles' Mind

Living with Ghosts: The Inside Story from a 'Troubles' Mind

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If you've ever wondered what would happen if limitless money met limitless power, wonder no longer, it's all here. Rowan, a former longstanding BBC Northern Ireland security correspondent, was ever-present on TV screens during the final bloody years of the Troubles, then through tortuous years of wrangling over decommissioning. Thoughtful and melancholy … If this book helps to exorcise at least some of their demons, it will certainly have served a valuable purpose. The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products.

There are Big Caesars who set out to achieve total social control and Little Caesars who merely want to run an agreeable kleptocracy without opposition: from Julius Caesar and Oliver Cromwell through Napoleon and Bolivar, to Mussolini, Salazar, De Gaulle and Trump. He goes deep into his contacts with the IRA, the loyalist organisations, MI5, Special Branch, the Army and the many other players in the conflict period, and he joins the dots on a journey out of 'war' that has not yet found peace of mind.In his journalistic career Rowan walked the thinnest of lines, where morals and principles were blurred, and as a result his mind became tortured. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. For many of us who have lived through the troubles, the past is something we’ve tried to forget, move on from, suppress.

His story takes us beyond the often strict boundaries of the news into the very real dilemmas and fears behind its scenes. I have long respected Brian Rowan’s work and enjoyed this book which explores the unreported world of the troubles; the secrets, the corruption, the lies, and the struggles. Living with Ghosts is a moving and deeply personal account of one man's doubts and decisions, and the challenges of reporting a war on his doorstep.There is a comforting illusion shared by historians and political commentators from Fukuyama back to Macaulay, Mill and Marx, that history progresses in a nice straight line towards liberal democracy or socialism, despite the odd hiccup. In reality, every democracy, however sophisticated or stable it may look, has been attacked or actually destroyed by a would-be Caesar, from Ancient Greece to the present day. He goes deep into his contacts with the IRA, the loyalist organisations, MI5, Special Branch, the army and the many other players in the conflict period.



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