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Ireland, Colonialism, and The Famine

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Today is St. Patrick’s Day and millions of people of Irish descent will be throwing parades and parties to celebrate the day. But what tends to get lost in the all the hoopla is the political history of Ireland and the struggles that are still going on today.

Today on Democracy Now, we’re going to take a look at one of the seminal moments in Irish history — the Irish potato famine — and get a broad overview of how colonialism has affected Irish culture and society as a whole.

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