65 - The First Red Scare: Anti-Left Hysteria & How Progressives Became Known As Communists

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In today's episode, we discuss the history and legacy of the first red scare, just after World War I. What were the forces that led to the anti-leftist hysteria and political persecution of people that were thought of as Communist sympathizers? And how did the first red scare lay the groundwork for future red-baiting of progressives? Can we learn any valuable lessons for today's toxic political environment?
Toby Napoletano, Michael Hughes

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