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Saturday, February 12, 2005

McCarthyism and Arthur Miller

Here is a topic that I am afraid to touch. Every history book that I have read, every video that I have watched, every news report I have seen, has ALWAYS considered Joseph McCarthy a nut. I have never seen any mainstream source consider him anything else. Then a year or so ago in a book High Crimes and Misdemeanors by Ann Coulter I, for the first time, heard someone defend McCarthy. I believe she even went so far as to say not only was he not a nut but that he was actually right!

Here is an article that gives credence to what Ann Coulter was talking about as well as talk about the late Arthur Miller who just passed away this weekend.

This is a great read.

Enjoy!

1 Comments:

At 3:04 PM, Blogger David said...

Unquestionably there *were* significant Communist activities during the '50s, but this doesn't mean McCarthy wasn't a nut or didn't help to promote a nutty environment. One example..Tow Watson Jr, the long-time Chairman of IBM, says that someone reported the vertical blinds in his office as a possible radio antenna, implying that he was somehow involved in espionage. He was interrogated by someone from HUAC, and was actually worried about IBM losing its security clearance over this matter.....

 

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