That's another lost vista, how Welles' career as a politician would have turned out. Even if he'd failed to defeat McCarthy, had he run against him it would have been another fascinating aspect of his career. The most sustained of his political output are the Almanac newspaper columns and the Commentaries radio series. I find both too esoteric, since I don't know anything about OPA price controls or the other topical events of the political landscape of the 1940s to which Welles referred. I wouldn't doubt they were incisive observations, I wish I knew more. I suggested to Sid Gottlieb that he provide a little background to the more obscure references in the newspaper columns to help clarify his book, but then Beatrice murdered it anyway. I hate to keep thinking she's such a culprit, but the culpability for interference keeps seeming to be hers. Whatever.
Since this thread is on The Trial (and I seem to be babbling off topic again,) I hope some version of Filming The Trial shows up someday. I know very little about what was shot or written. If anyone knows, please post.