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'Say Nothing' casts light on the bloody warfare in Northern Ireland

In 1975, the future Nobel Prize winner Seamus Heaney wrote a poem about the sectarian strife in Northern Ireland known as the Troubles. Its title: “Whatever You Say, Say Nothing.”

Patrick Radden Keefe took part of the poem’s title for his new history of the Troubles (1968-1998), “Say Nothing: A True Story of Murder and Memory in Northern Ireland.”

Keefe’s book casts light on the bloody warfare in Northern Ireland, where mostly Catholic Republicans fought for a united Ireland while

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