The Point of No Return: The Strike Which Broke the British in Ulster

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The Point of No Return: The Strike Which Broke the British in Ulster

By Robert Fisk
Times Books/André Deutsch, 1975
264 pp.
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A young British journalist examines the strike of Protestant power workers in Northern Ireland in May 1974, in which a relatively small number of workers, backed by other elements, successfully defied and changed an existing order. He sees urgent lessons in this unprecedented event: ". . . it is time that elected representatives began to consider the potential disasters they face when exclusively political protest takes the form of exclusively industrial war."