National Affairs: Fogarty's Dream Boat

The world had been such a noisy place since V.J day that the Irish—even in the U.S.—had hardly been able to get in a word of protest against England. But last month, New York's Irish-born Mayor William O'Dwyer got some stirring intelligence from home: Sir Basil Brooke, the British Prime Minister of partitioned Northern Ireland, had 1) banned Saint Patrick's Day parades among his constituents, and 2) announced that he would soon visit the U.S.

Bill O'Dwyer did not miss the cue. "Brooke," he cried, "is one foreign dignitary who will not be welcomed at City Hall. If by any chance...

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