Conor Cruise O'Brien

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Conor Cruise O'Brien (November 3, 1917 - December 18, 2008) was an author, an academic, and a socialist politician for the British Labour Party.[1]

He was elected in 1969 under the slogan The Seventies will be Socialist,[2] and had become known as "The Cruiser".[3]


  • The United Nations: Sacred Drama, 1968
  • Camus, 1970
  • States of Ireland, 1972
  • God Land : Reflections on Religion and Nationalism, 1988
  • The Great Melody: A Thematic Biography of Edmund Burke, 1992
  • The Long Affair: Thomas Jefferson and the French Revolution, 1785–1800, 1996


  1. No regrets, no surrender, Guardian (UK)
  2. Conor Cruise O'Brien, 1917-2008 - Historian, Politician, Censor
  3. Conor Cruise O'Brien: Irish intellectual with a long career as journalist, politician, literary critic and public servant