House Un-American Activities Committee

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House Un-American Activities Committee

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the former name of the Internal Security Committee of the US House of Representatives: notorious for its anti-Communist investigations in the late 1940s and 1950s
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He then had a really serious brush with Senator McCarthy and the House Unamerican Activities Committee.
The hearings conducted by the House UnAmerican Activities Committee for several decades during the Cold War and the solo hearings by a member of that committee's Senate counterpart, Joe McCarthy, demonstrate the dangers inherent in Harman's legislation.
In an attempt to vindicate the McCarthy attacks half a century ago, Ronald (Hudson Institute) and writer Allis describe the nefarious influence of the Communist Party in the film industry, and explain that all the sensible people had long since become disillusioned with the left by the time the House Unamerican Activities Committee came to town.