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A Conspiracy So Immense I


Among the legacies of that slice of American history known as the McCarthy Era—mistakenly known as, I should add, because although the Wisconsin Senator after whom the “era” takes its name has long since departed from the political stage, the use of the state’s prosecutorial and investigative powers to harass, to discipline and punish, and to destroy one’s adversaries remains as American as apple pie—one happens to be the U.S. Senate’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, which Joseph McCar

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