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are you now or were you ever...?

Searching for a worthy quote in memoriam of Arthur Miller, the American playwright ("Death of a Salesman", "The Crucible", "After the Fall", etc.) who died last week, i stumbled on this article by him from 2000: "Are you now or were you ever...?"

The McCarthy era's anti-communist trials destroyed lives and friendships. Arthur Miller describes the paranoia that swept America - and the moment his then wife Marilyn Monroe became a bargaining chip in his own prosecution.

Worth a read, and a good reason to (re)read "The Crucible" and some of his other plays...

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