How Brexit Put a United Ireland Back on the Map
Despite the great strides the North has made toward an embedded peace, people from nationalist and unionist communities live largely parallel lives, following their own sports, religion, and politics. Brexit is exacerbating these tensions.
October 22, 2019
How Ulster Unionists Block Brexit
If, as the Democratic Unionist Party insists, Northern Ireland can be treated no differently from the rest of the UK, then all of the UK must stay largely within the existing European Union rules. In which case, Brexit itself is pointless. The DUP’s backward-looking Britishness thus stands in the way of Brexit’s English revolution.
June 11, 2018
Why Irish America Is Not Evergreen
At this St. Patrick’s Day, one could be fooled into thinking that the Irish-American community is as robust as ever. But US immigration rules have largely closed the door to new entries, leading inexorably to a “graying” of Irish America.
March 16, 2018