In the third episode of The Clinton Institute’s Last Hurrah podcast, Prof. James Barrett of the University of Illinois explains to Liam Kennedy and Scott Lucas how and why Irish Americans became so successful politically in the US.

Barrett, the author of “The Irish Way”, discusses the appeal of the Democratic Party for Irish Americans, and he considers why Irish American political power diminished in the first half of the 20th century.

See also The Last Hurrah Podcast: Joe Crowley on Irish America, the Democratic Party, and US Politics
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