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.”
Monday, March 24, 2014
Paul Ryan forgets his own Irish history.
But historical amnesia is an American birthright, isn't it?