The Irish brought with them the structure of their Irish heritage in the form of the Catholic Church. They were the first large group of Catholics to immigrate to what was a predominantly Protestant part of North America. With their religion as their base they created organizations to support and take care of their own. Later many Irish were instrumental in the labor union movement. The Famine Irish immigrants were the original huddled masses. They came not with dreams and plans to strike it it rich, but with the modest goal of staying alive.
In his 2012 The New York Times bestselling book, The Signal and the Noise , forecaster Nate Silver urges readers to be "more foxy" after summarising Berlin's distinction. He cites the work of Philip E. Tetlock on the accuracy of political forecasts in the United States during the Cold War while he was a professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley. Silver's news website, , when it was launched in March 2014, also adopted the fox as its logo "as an allusion to" Archilochus' original work.