The IRA as Wittgenstein's ladder

Richard Delevan is worth reading for good analysis and a round up of the reaction to Adams’ speech yesterday. He sweeps up the situation with a deft reference to one of the twentieth century’s more underated philosopher’s, when he compares the IRA in Adams’ speech to Ludwig Wittgenstein’s assertion of the need to kick away the ladder of philosphy once you reach your desired destination.

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