I just finished reading Lillian Hellman’s Scoundrel Time and am fascinated that these events from 1951 – 1952, the HUAC hearings, have such resonance with today’s administration. Today, thieves are thick, grandstanding the operative mode, derision and bullying are the norm as they were with Joe McCarthy and Richard Nixon in this era. Employing such tactics ruins lives and the impact of such outlandish behavior is well documented in Hellman’s book. The self-serving jerks who are grandstanding now, employing TRUMP-ISM as a banner, are the same small, evil scoundrels that dot history.
Highly recommended, GoodReads has some very nice reviews here and rates the book at 3.9.