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    It's funny that many Irish-Americans who are fairly familiar with Mick, Dev, and the rest don't know her well, or dismiss her as a "nut." Yes, she was certainly unusual, but then, weren't all the lads a little different from the norm as well?

    I think her unrepentent socialism is also a bit off-putting for many in the U.S. Although not exactly a Leninist, she did  admire the Russian Revolution in a general way, feeling all these Revolutionary movements were linked to greater liberation. Probably not a position easy to defend in the McCarthyist 50s...

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