where the writers are

McCarthyism | McCarthyism

tim-haywood's picture
Today is one of those Sundays—one of those rare times when all the chores are done—the meals for the week are planned and the groceries are stacked in the larder. Larder? Gross. Anyway, it's not another manic Sunday, that's for sure. No football to watch, no soccer to coach, even the Olympics don'...
sherrie-theriault's picture
  March 2     Stepping up     I look along the list of names, look upon the sea of faces.  Are there any whose eyes I avoid?  I gaze across the landscape are there any craters, any pock marks, any divots.  I tick through my actions those I’ve recently taken...
jay-feldman's picture
On the night of April 4, 1918, nearly a year to the day that the United States entered World War I, Robert Paul Prager, a 30-year-old German immigrant, and by some accounts a radical socialist, was lynched by a mob of "patriots" outside Collinsville, Ill., a small market center and coal-mining town...
arlene-goldbard's picture
The phrase "culture wars" has been popcorning to the surface of the cultural landscape lately, the renewal of a trope from the late eighties and early nineties. Many people are perceiving a re-emergence of the eighties/nineties culture wars, in which art—especially art depicting...
david-niall-wilson's picture
More and more the message that John McCain and Sarah Palin are trying to spread is a fear of Communism and Socialism in the leadership of Senator Obama.  Aside from the fact that we’re probably no more likely to get socialized medicine from Obama’s team than we were when everyone feared it out of...