Valuable History Lesson on Political Indecency

Best I’ve come across. Recent reminders from the Iraq war especially welcome. And I remember that by the time we were whizzing through post-war history the last two days of the year in high school, McCarthy was whitewashed as an obvious embarrassment, repudiated by everybody, so don’t worry about him or his ilk. You’d think the guy got up in the Senate and made a fool of himself for a week and that was all it amounted to. I discovered how much support he got for how long through independent reading in college. Yet another reminder how many of those scared shitlist of “COMMIES!” in my youth did not know the first thing about Marxism.

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