The Congress: Summer Madness

In the 28-year history of the House Un-American Activities Committee—more than a quarter-century filled with controversy, color and some pretty interesting characters—Washington had never seen anything quite like last week's hearing. It opened with the noisy appearance in a House caucus room of a young man named Jerry Clyde Rubin, who wore a Revolutionary War uniform and clutched 300 copies of the Declaration of Independence while his woman lawyer screamed, "The police are trying to take away my client's documents!" It never recovered from that tone-setter. From then until adjournment at...

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