The last act in an Irish tragedy
- The saga of Whitey Bulger can be told as a peculiarly Boston Irish story, marked by local versions of nursed resentment, and the victimhood that justifies victimizing. It is a story of the Irish shadow, the dark side of the overwhelmingly positive achievements of a dispossessed people who re-created themselves in exile.

The last act in an Irish tragedy

- The saga of Whitey Bulger can be told as a peculiarly Boston Irish story, marked by local versions of nursed resentment, and the victimhood that justifies victimizing. It is a story of the Irish shadow, the dark side of the overwhelmingly positive achievements of a dispossessed people who re-created themselves in exile.