Monday, March 24, 2014

Paul Ryan forgets his own Irish history.

But historical amnesia is an American birthright, isn't it?

Paul Ryan’s Irish Amnesia, by Timothy Egan (NYT)

... The Irish historian John Kelly, who wrote a book on the great famine, was the first to pick up on these echoes of the past during the 2012 presidential campaign. “Ryan’s high-profile economic philosophy,” he wrote then, “is the very same one that hurt, not helped, his forebears during the famine — and hurt them badly.”

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