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7:00 pm

McCarthyism, New and Old: Today’s Culture Wars in Historical Context

October 12 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Webinar, Online
Indianapolis, WI 46077
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We have been here before. From the 1940s through the 1960s, reactionaries used anti-Communism as a weapon to attack educators at every level. Thousands were investigated, many jobs were lost, and “loyalty oaths” were required for decades. Textbooks were sanitized as patriotic myths took the place of careful analyses of evidence. McCarthyism expert Ellen Schrecker […]

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