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the propagandist

There’s a feeling a guy gets when the creases in his pants are straight, and the part in his hair is just right. His shoes are shined, and his tie is knotted into a perfect Windsor. 2,303 more words

Who's Karl Marx?

Recently I visited New York – the first time in 15 years – and had the pleasure of sitting next to an American man travelling with me from Beijing to New York (over the north pole). 57 more words


MORT ZUCKERMAN: The President Daydreams on Iran

Wall Street Journal — Anyone who looks at the nuclear deal and sees success is living in a world of rainbows and unicorns.

I’m always chasing rainbows, watching clouds drifting by / My schemes are just like all my dreams, ending in the sky. 48 more words


M Is For McCarthyism

In this crazy political era of unprecedented polarization (with the possible exception of the Civil War), I wouldn’t be surprised to find defenders of former Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy (R), best known for the “HUAC” (House on Un-American Activities’ Committee – Senate, too) Congressional hearings he held in the cold-war 1950s, accusing everyone from government officials, to military personnel, to people in the entertainment industry of being Communist spies or sympathizers. 519 more words

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Joseph McCarthy

Joseph McCarthy was a United States Senator in the late 1940s and 1950s.


Defenestration and Other Sports: Night Life

Review: Night Life, by David C. Taylor
Forge, 2015. 332 pp. $26

I have to like Michael Cassidy, a New York detective who throws a cop out a third-story window–the guy needed it–and who, in 1954, at the height of the McCarthy witch hunts, tells Roy Cohn to stick it. 648 more words

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Museum Syndicate: Video: Longines Chronoscope: Interview With Senator Joseph McCarthy, 1952

This is 1952, so the Democrat Party still controls Congress both the House and Senate, as well as the White House with President Harry Truman. 199 more words

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