Backward To The Future!
Ah, the 1950’s – a quaint decade of peace and prosperity. We compare it the 60’s, and mourn our nation’s lost hygiene, oops I mean innocence. Ok, so maybe that sort of nostalgia is overblown and a wee tad derogatory. Yet Dwight Eisenhower warned us of America turning into Amerika and we just didn’t get it. So Paul Krugman rides again to sell us his typically origami* version of economic events.
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“Stand your ground. Put on an air of injured innocence. You are not a ‘Communist’, just a ‘Progressive’ whose record proves you have always fought for the rights of labor. Rally all of your ‘Liberal” friends around you. If necessary, hire a lawyer to fight the case through on the grounds that your reputation has been badly damaged. Meanwhile, pull every string you can yo get this business quashed. Use Currie, White (Harry dexter White, the top Treasury Department Official), anybody else you know and trust.”
-Communist Operative Elizabeth Bentley to fellow Operative Gregory Silvermaster, after the FBI, Army Intelligence and Navy Intelligence sent a letter to his supervisor at the Board of Economic Warfare calling for his termination
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Notes From a Bygone Era
This morning my father mentioned a 1957 Chevy. He was talking about what an interesting car it was, and how it was such a landmark in American automotive history, and for at least an hour, I didn’t really understand what he was referring to, because I was confused between the object and the context: it wasn’t the car itself, the sheetmetal, the engine and the | Read More »