Saturday, February 09, 2008


This Day in the History of Unpopular Truth Telling

On this day in 1950, in a speech in Wheeling, West Virginia, Senator Joseph McCarthy (R-WI) told the public the inconvenient fact, already fairly well known among Washington insiders, that the American state department was riddled with Communists and Communist sympathizers. He was absolutely right, as the Venona intercepts, FBI files and Soviet archives clearly verify.


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