How Lyndon LaRouche Said Goodbye to Marxism and Hello to Crazy

Lyndon LaRouche started off lecturing about dialectics and Rosa Luxemburg. By the 1980s, he was Glenn Beck with a private security force.

Illustration by Gabriel Alcala

The Chicago Democratic primary of March 18, 1986, was expected to proceed like any other — a victory for the usual machine candidates backed by Adlai Stevenson III, himself gunning for a second chance at Illinois governor. Instead, the truly bizarre happened: two outsider candidates, members of a mysterious yet innocuously named group, the National Democratic […]