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Henry Wallace was a brilliant progressive with an open mind. That’s where the trouble began.

Illustration by Baldur Helgason

Hours after Harry Truman fired him from the cabinet in September 1946, Henry Wallace issued a statement. He’d been dismissed over a speech implicitly criticizing the president’s hardening anti-Soviet stance. Now, as US and Soviet negotiators wrangled over occupied Germany’s future, he hinted at his own plans: “I, for my part, firmly believe there is […]

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