Eliot Ness In Trump’s America

In 1947, Ness returned to Cleveland and unsuccessfully ran for mayor. He never liked politics much, and his run for mayor was out of character. That’s where the painted sign in the picture came from.

Ness sank into obscurity and near poverty after this, failing at several different businesses. Like politics, business success eluded him, he was further sidelined by alcohol and heart disease. His friend, Oscar…