The Irish Genocide Sweepstakes

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To their credit, the Irish haven’t pulled any “niggardly” stunts like, say, campaigning against the use of “A Modest Proposal” as a “divisive,” “racist” rhetorical tool that might encourage the cannibalism of Emerald Isle infants.

But like certain other ethnic groups of easy recollection, the Irish will never let go of the learned helplessness that’s maneuvered them into that “identity politics” sweet spot where persecution and pride overlap.