Monday, August 08, 2016

Kansas City Old School Culture War: The Great Prez Truman Vs. Thomas Hart Benton Debate

Here's a reminder that artistic critique of local and national politics are a part of Kansas City's heritage despite the fact that so many Crossroads fundies are easily swayed by local grant money and kept silent about most controversial topics. Checkit: How Thomas Hart Benton Enraged Harry Truman

11 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Good read. Good story. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Thomas Hart Benton and Harry Truman were lovers.

JoCoPost said...

Fascinating!!! If I had known this, Walt Bodine and I would definitely have included this story in our Doubleday book in 1976, Right Here in River City.

I am wondering if the author meant first senator from west of the Mississippi, rather than the Missouri River, which runs horizontally west to east, across the state.

Tracy Thomas

Anonymous said...

Tracy, please stop being a spammer.

Anonymous said...

Fuck Harry Truman

Anonymous said...

No, Harry was too interesting a fellow. Hard to follow FDR...even if his mother dressed him as a girl for years. So what if he was hooked on cocaine while declaring war. Zonked out of his mind. Harry dropped a couple of bombs onJapan. Pendergast got him in. He'll of a story.

Anonymous said...

He and Bess broke the bed in the White House A couple of times...

Anonymous said...

You opened Pandora's Box MF....

Anonymous said...

In geographic parlance, rivers are considered to run south if their origin is north of their destination. Therefore, everything south of the Missouri is to its way. Whether the daily beast writer had this in mind, I do not know.

Anonymous said...

Way = west. Damned phone!

Phil Cardarella said...

Shown with Pendergast are J.C. Nichols and Wm. Kemper.

T.J. was the master of Honest Patronage. If you gat a job through him, you were expected to do it well. His concrete was GOOD concrete.