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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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The episode not only forever changed Walt's attitude toward his workers--he finally left it to Roy to settle the dispute--but prompted him to name names a few years later to the House UnAmerican Activities Committee, seeing communist influence underlying the labor movement.
He then had a really serious brush with Senator McCarthy and the House Unamerican Activities Committee. He was out of the sports for 10 years followed by a glorious comeback in the '60s.
When Arthur Miller died in 2005, obituary writers saluted his standing as one of America's greatest playwrights and praised his moral courage for refusing to name names of Communist Party members before the House Unamerican Activities Committee, or HUAC.
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.
Then his world implodes when he is named as a Communist by the House UnAmerican Activities Committee and blacklisted by the studios.