We haven't seen
this kind of witch-hunting since the 1950s. The hysteria over the
alleged "Russian threat to our democracy" has become the
rallying cry of Democratic Party and its Republican enablers. Eager
to blame Hillary Clinton's defeat on anything but the fact that
she was a bad candidate, what passes for today's "liberals"
are blaming Vladimir Putin. They want to set up a new version of
the House Un-American Activities Committee to "investigate"
"Russian influence" in American politics.
This is a dangerous
development: it augurs political repression here at home and a head-on
collision with nuclear-armed Russia abroad. Some of us remember
not only Joe McCarthy but also the Cuban missile crisis when
we came within a hair's breadth of a nuclear conflagration.
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