Anybody remember Joe McCarthy ? It strikes me that there is a parallel between current events and those of the fall of 1953, when the junior Senator from Wisconsin turned his witch-hunting crusade against the Army. The people running the United States had found McCarthy and McCarthyism useful in scaring the country into a retreat from the New Deal policies they so detested, and acquiesced in his reckless attacks on various government departments and individuals connected with these policies, but when Joe turned his sights on the all-important instrument through which US corporate power was projected throughout the world - the Army - his days were numbered.
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