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:
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.