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R.E.M. - "Exhuming McCarthy" (stream)

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Wednesday, Jun 10, 2009
Another instance of awful people inspiring excellent art.

From yesterday’s New York Times:


On June 9, 1954, Army counsel Joseph N. Welch confronted Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy during the Senate-Army Hearings over McCarthy’s attack on a member of Welch’s law firm, Frederick G. Fisher. Said Welch: “Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you left no sense of decency?”


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