Drawing on his background in Derry and in the European Parliament, John Hume explains his philosophy of peace, paying tribute to Tip O’Neill and other American politicians who worked for peace in Ireland. He sets out how Nationalists and Unionists have to face up to the challenge of respect for difference. He argues that the principles behind the European Union and the United States are basically the same.
Edited and introduced by Nobel Laureate John Hume, T.G. Fraser and Leonie Murray, this book provides a range of unique insights into the issues surrounding peacemaking, delivered by major international figures with direct experience in this area at the highest level. Based on a series of lectures on the theme of ‘Peace’ given under the auspices of the Tip O’Neill Chair in Peace Studies at the University of Ulster’s Magee campus and funded by The Ireland Funds, each lecture is presented with an introduction placing it in its proper context within the discourse on peacemaking. The volume makes an invaluable contribution to the study of peace and conflict studies, international history, international relations and international politics.