Alex Massie

The Mills of History Keep Grinding

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The morning after the night before: a friend emails, noting Obama's humping great triumph in Joe McCarthy's old state, Wisconsin and quips:

Can you imagine if you were a rabid 1950s era McCarthy-ite and somehow you saw today's Washington Post front page - a black man is the front runner to be the next President and Castro made it all the way to 2008?

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Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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