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Tilting at Windmills

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June 23, 2003
By: Kevin Drum

TRIAL OF THE CENTURY....Every time there's a big trial the media names it the "Trial of the Century." But it occurred to me the other day that now that the 20th century is over, we should be able to decide which trial really was the Trial of the Century (American version).

Leopold and Loeb? Sacco and Vanzetti? The Lindbergh baby kidnapping? Julius and Ethel Rosenberg? The Chicago 7? Patty Hearst? OJ?

I guess I'd probably go with either Lindbergh or OJ. Any other nominees?

UPDATE: A reader emails to suggest the Scopes monkey trial. Definitely a worthy contender that slipped my mind.

Kevin Drum 8:09 PM Permalink | Trackbacks

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