Tag Archives: Joe McCarthy

The Search for the Useful Scapegoat

Who lost China? That was the big and rather stupid question in 1949 – the year the Communist Party took over mainland China from the Nationalists. The loss of China to communism had to be someone’s fault, and it had … Continue reading

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The New Red Scare

We had our first Red Scare in 1918 and that lasted about two years. The Bolshevik Russian Revolution of 1917 had freaked us out. That might happen here, and if it did, so much for Church and home and marriage … Continue reading

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