Wednesday 22 February 2017

Time we brought innocent victims of murderous IRA in from the cold

Published 06/11/2016 | 02:30

Cartoon by Jim Cogan
Cartoon by Jim Cogan

The late agony aunt and psychologist Patricia Redlich (who was never late in her life - she saw habitual unpunctuality as a sign of narcissism) believed that most of the political trouble in the world was caused by weak people.

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By weakness, Patricia meant a political failure to act with moral authority, arising from what Aristotle called akrasia, or weakness of the will.

The Government's surrender to greedy demands by gardai is a perfect example of akrasia, a flaccid failure of nerve in the face of police refusing to do their duty.

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