‘Suspect Device': The week in one song

May 2, 2014

The Northern Irish Troubles are back in the spotlight this week, with news of Gerry Adams’s arrest. This ripple from a dark past brings to mind one of the great screams of protest against sectarianism and repression from that time and place: Stiff Little Fingers’s “Suspect Device,” presented here in all of its live fury.

Christopher Federico is an Associate Professor of Psychology and Political Science at the University of Minnesota. He specializes in political psychology and public opinion. He is the recipient of the International Society of Political Psychology’s 2007 Erik Erikson Award for Early Career Achievements.
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