Arthur Miller (born 17 October 1915, New York City, died 10 February 2005, Roxbury, Connecticut) was an American playwright, Pullitzer Prize-winner and author of “All My Sons”, “Death of a Salesman”, and most famously for “The Crucible” that was about the persecution of witches in Salem but inspired by the persecution of US socialists by the House Un-American Activities Committee under Senator Joseph McCarthy. He was married to Marilyn Monroe (see: http://www.qotd.org/search/search.html?aid=501 ).
Arthur Miller: “Few of us can easily surrender our belief that society must somehow make sense. The thought that the state has lost its mind and is punishing so many innocent people is intolerable. And so the evidence has to be internally denied” .
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