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Hickey was a grad student at the University of Texas when I was an undergrad there.  I recall a lengthy piece he wrote in the mid-sixties for The Ranger (the university's now defunct humor magazine and onetime home to the likes of Wonder Wart-Hog) about his adventures in Ireland.  These adventures seemed to involve drinking a lot of beer while singing in pubs with fellow drinkers and chanting "Up the IRA" which he treated as the equivalent of stateside students saying "Come the revolution...."  

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