Paul Ryan forgets his own Irish history.

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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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