Manage episode 281070004 series 2448511
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