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October 30, 2013 8:44 AM Daylight Video

By Ed Kilgore

75 years ago today, Orson Welles broadcast his panic-inducing radio version of War of the Worlds on CBS. Many listeners tuned in late, missing the disclaimer that the broadcast was fiction.

So let’s do some music today about illusions. Here’s the Beatles from the White Album with “Glass Onion.”

Ed Kilgore is a contributing writer to the Washington Monthly. He is managing editor for The Democratic Strategist and a senior fellow at the Progressive Policy Institute. Find him on Twitter: @ed_kilgore.

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