My reaction to Donald Trump's attack on the Khan family and especially Mrs. Ghazala Khan reminded me of this pivotal moment in US history.
Between Joseph McCarthy and Trump, McCarthy at least had the excuse of being a raging alcoholic. There is no excuse for the absence of any semblance of humanity in Trump.
Only a very small man feels the constant need to diminish others. Donald Trump may be the tiniest homunculus to ever hide his puny soul behind a black cloud of bluster.