Michael Collins and Political Violence: An Analysis Introduction In examining and analyzing the life and political activism of the historical figure Michael Collins, it is evident that he was considered a villain by the British government because of his use of violence to attain his political goals, but he was admired as a patriot by many people in Northern Ireland. His leadership decisions and activities in the Irish struggle for independence in the early 20th century continue to be controversial and demonstrate the validity of the common saying that one manâ€™s freedom fighter is another manâ€™s terrorist. The Collins Model of Political Violence Collins' tactics were controversial, for his use of violence in order to achieve his...The end:
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