Hidden Convictions: The Second Red Scare and the End of Reform

Lecture Description

The hitherto hidden history of how the federal employee loyalty program (the spearhead of what we now call McCarthyism) not only traumatized the U.S. Civil Service but crippled U.S. policymaking at home and abroad. Themes include: civil liberties and national security; reactionary populism (including anti-intellectualism, nationalism, individualism, gender and race conservatism); influence of Left and Right in U.S. politics.


Civil Liberties, Security State

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