Friday, November 27, 2015

How to Spot a Communist in 1955

In 1955, the United States was entering the final stages of McCarthyism or the Second Red Scare.  Entertainers, educators, government employees and union members were blacklisted and their lives destroyed. Congress, the FBI, and the US military encouraged Americans to look for Communists and turn them in. Some Communists were out in the open; however, others “worked more silently.”

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