I, too, am perplexed by the whole red-baiting talk.
What passed for laugh lines in M*A*S*H is now a talking point. Frank Burns stars as a wise thinker.
Furthermore, I am reading "JFK and the Unspeakable". Frankly, everyone should read that book. But it depicts a military, a CIA out of control and trying to push a young president around. There was no courage from the FBI and Secret Service; if anything there was complicity. No spoiler here: JFK was assassinated.
One of the things in that book is that JFK was trying to create a back channel to Khrushchev, trying to create the conditions for peace. You may not agree with that. JFK was certainly more capable as a geo-political strategic thinker than poor bumbling Trump but it was something JFK was trying to do as part of a larger vision. Trump may have been trying to do the same through Kuschner, though it is harder to see any motive beside self-service.
Still, in the end both JFK and Trump will be managed I would suspect.
And as Solomon notes, the Democratic party will be part of that.
Thanks for this article, thanks for Solomon's ideas. Retain independence of thinking. Talking to your enemies is not a bad thing; it's the only doorway to peace.
we really all are in this boat called earth together.