Articles Tagged 'Scandal'

Christine Keeler

50th Anniversary of Profumo Scandal

Let’s celebrate history’s seamier side. It was 50 years ago today (June 5) that John Profumo, the British Secretary of State and a rising politician in the Conservative Party, resigned in disgrace after having been caught having an affair with Christine Keeler, a 19-year old topless dancer at a London club. Here’s a BBC report marking the […]

Infamous British Political Scandals: ‘Spingate’

  Sometimes it seems as if Americans take a curious sort of pride in the shame of our government’s chicanery, like the Watergate, Iran-Contra or Teapot Dome scandals – perhaps that pride is in the exposure of the complicated depths of wrongdoing, even if we often fail to learn our lessons, or even, sometimes, to […]