The Irish conquest of America

The Irish conquest of America

WHEN JOHN HEARNE, Irelands ambassador to Washington, sent Harry Truman a box of shamrocks on St Patricks Day in 1952, he could not have imagined he was launching the greatest exercise in soft power. Yet it is hard to think of a rival to the annual shamrock ce…


WHEN JOHN HEARNE, Irelands ambassador to Washington, sent Harry Truman a box of shamrocks on St Patricks Day in 1952, he could not have imagined he was launching the greatest exercise in soft power. Yet it is hard to think of a rival to the annual shamrock ce…
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