To Belfast; From an Anglophile, with Love

The violence of which Belfast descends is disheartening. After thirty years of turmoil, the region has now raised a generation in peace. May that peace continue onward.

Riots in Belfast. Photo by Jason Cairnduff/Reuters.

In September 2018, I visited Belfast for what I hope is the first time. As an Anglophile (someone who likes the United Kingdom), I enjoy dry humor and mostly know the subtle cue between a British joke and a serious statement…