Arthur Miller mug
Arthur Miller (1915-2005) was one of the leading US playwrights of the 20th century. In 1956 Miller was subpoenaed by the House Un-American Activities Committee which investigated the activities of individuals and organisations suspected of Communist ties. The committee was part of the tide of so-called "McCarthyism" (named after Senator Joe McCarthy) that permeated US politics during the Cold War. Miller had drawn parallels with the committee's activities in a 17th century witch trial which he portrayed in his play 'The Crucible'. in his appearance before the committee, Miller refused to "name names" and as a consequence was fined, imprisoned and blacklisted. This is a mug for all those who rate the value of truth above that of financial gain.