Using terror and famine, Josef Stalin murdered millions in the Ukraine. Walter Duranty, the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and the New York Times covered up the massacre.
Witchhunt? The high-profile cases cited by Senator Joseph McCarthy — Owen Lattimore, John Stewart Service, and Philip C. Jessup — all ended with the senator’s charges being validated.
John Birch, fortified by Christian virtue, fought and died in an effort to liberate, in body and soul, China’s oppressed masses.
Old-school "liberal" John T. Flynn fought for limited government and noninterventionism against the rising tides of socialism and militarism.
Antonio Gramsci was both a man of action and thought and, whatever the outcome of the events of the next several decades, he will almost certainly be reckoned by future historians to have been a remarkable figure.