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I can UNDERSTAND pessimism, but I don't BELIEVE in it. It's not simply a matter of faith, but of historical EVIDENCE. Not overwhelming evidence, just enough to give HOPE, because for hope we don't need certainty, only POSSIBILITY.

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  • Ireland wrestles with famine, while Mr. Balfour plays golf - National Library of Ireland | Zinn Education Project: Teaching People's History
    The Real Irish American Story Not Taught in Schools

    For Saint Patrick’s Day, here is an article by Bill Bigelow from the Zinn Education Project’s If We Knew Our History series about how Irish-American history and the potato famine are mis-represented in schools. “So go ahead: Have a Guinness, wear a bit of green, and put on the Chieftains. But let’s honor the Irish with our curiosity. Let’s make sure that our schools show some respect, by studying the social forces that starved and uprooted over a million Irish—and that are starving and uprooting people today.”