M. Stanton Evans

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Medford Stanton Evans (known as "M. Stanton Evans," b. July 20, 1934 – d. March 3, 2015) was a conservative author who wrote several books, most famously Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against America's Enemies.


After growing up in part in Tennessee, Evans graduated in 1955 magna cum laude from Yale University, Phi Beta Kappa, majoring in English, and then studied Economics under Ludwig von Mises at New York University.


  • “We have two parties here, and only two. One is the evil party, and the other is the stupid party. I’m very proud to be a member of the stupid party. Occasionally, the two parties get together to do something that’s both evil and stupid. That’s called bipartisanship.”[1]


  1. Popik, Barry. (April 13, 2011). Origin of "Stupid Party" & "Evil Party". RedState. Retrieved December 24, 2021.