Tuesday, January 29, 2008

More Illustrated Primaries; Navy Man Does Well

John McCain has won Florida and secured a dominant position in the Republican race for the nomination. He is certain, if elected, to reverse the Bush administration's shameful use of torture and other black arts, having endured torture himself in Vietnam. Since no Democrat will leave these horrendous policies in place, it seems assured that this ghastly chapter will end. Between the exhilarating rise of Obama and McCain's victory over an increasingly brutish and intolerant Right, you could almost say that the USA I recall from civics lessons is on its way back...

Meanwhile, theatrical old Harry Beckhoff offers some shore leave mayhem. Several American seamen play a practical joke on a British cohort. Illustration from Collier's, February 13, 1937.

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