Trump Echoes McCarthy

The McCarthy era in the 1950’s destroyed a lot of lives. Despite that, it took a long time to bring McCarthy down. I’m struck by the number of articles drawing a parallel between Trump and McCarthy — worth a read for anyone not old enough to remember the history firsthand. Here’s one:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/trumps-approach-to-the-press-mirrors-another-politicians-joe-mccarthy/2017/08/11/80186b0e-7c6f-11e7-a669-b400c5c7e1cc_story.html?utm_term=.5a54215952b7

Trump and McCarthy shared Roy Cohn — Cohn was the lawyer for the Army McCarthy hearings, and Cohn became Trump’ s mentor — so the echoes are not surprising. Vicious bullies adept at manipulating the media and public opinion find each other, no matter what the era and how enlightened we thought we’d become.

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