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There was a great deal of political activism in the US before the WWII. The great SF dockers' strikes come to mind. It nearly crippled the nation and sent the powerful into panic mode. Or the Molly Maguires in the 1800's. Anti-communist propaganda existed before 1917 in the States. It's no wonder many members of big business both in the US and GB openly sympathized with Nazism. Nazism was the last bastion against Bolshevism which was very much a perceived domestic threat in the US long before WWII. McCarthyism in this context appears the result of a longterm process. Present-day McCarthyism is simply more refined and far more deadly.
by de Gondi (publiobestia aaaatttthotmaildaughtusual) on Thu May 25th, 2006 at 05:56:23 PM EST

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