Bathroom Bolsheviks


Jason Kuznicki

Jason Kuznicki is a research fellow at the Cato Institute and contributor of Cato Unbound. He's on twitter as JasonKuznicki. His interests include political theory and history.

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10 Responses

  1. Avatar Rufus F. says:

    I’m a bit surprised to hear that people believe that ad is real. I’ve always just assumed it was a joke. It looks like something out of the old National Lampoon.Report

  2. Avatar Mike Schilling says:

    Such people overemphasize the importance of Joseph McCarthy, and breeze past the real incidents of Soviet espionage and propaganda that occurred during that period; they portray communist propagandists as martyrs, and American leaders as insidious or as the bumbling offspring of the John Birchers and the Keystone Kops.

    And worst of all, they argue purely by creating strawmen!Report

  3. Avatar DensityDuck says:

    If Joe McCarthy had not been real, we would have had to invent him.Report

  4. Avatar Kolohe says:

    We can still make fun of old cigarette ads, though, right?Report

  5. Avatar BlaiseP says:

    The Bathroom Bolshie was a fixture of the era.Report

  6. Avatar BradK says:

    If Sandefur is correct about the Mad Magazine origins (which sounds very plausible to me), it would give a whole new meaning to to the term “Mad Men”.Report

  7. Avatar Bad-ass Motherfisher says:

    I hate nuance.Report