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.
He discusses such aspects as a movie problem, producing Hollywood's Cold War, the coalescence of a counter-subversive network, the infamous 1947 trials of the House Unamerican Activities Committee
, and rollback.
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.
Then his world implodes when he is named as a Communist by the House UnAmerican Activities Committee
and blacklisted by the studios.
At the age of three her family fled the US before her father could be called by Senator McCarthy's notorious House of UnAmerican Activities Committee
In a December 28, 1999, letter to the officers and governors of the academy Gelfman reported, "As several of you-to whom I spoke earlier-know, when I suggested the idea to Bob Rehme, he explained that the Academy's policy is to remain totally non-political and, after last year's events, any mention of the motion picture industry cooperation with the House Unamerican Activities Committee
constitutes a political statement."
In 1964, as progressive lawyers in the South pressed federal remedies against the barriers of segregation, veteran Christian Socialist James Dombroski - director of the Southern Conference Educational Fund and one of the few white leaders of Southern civil rights - was suddenly arrested in New Orleans and charged with "subversion." The Cold War had returned with a vengeance, as the Joint UnAmerican Activities Committee
of the Louisiana legislature set out to prove Dombrowski guilty of something approaching sedition.
After discussing various incidents in American history where individuals were compelled to confess to what was regarded as heresy, to reveal their beliefs or associations, or to participate in ritualistic affirmation of allegiance (with particular attention to the mid-twentieth century hearings of the House Unamerican Activities Committee
and the McCarthy investigations, and the Barnette Pledge of Allegiance case) the author concludes that even though current public opinion generally condemns these incidents and regards them as belonging to a surpassed era, our legal protections against these compulsions are no greater than existed before the 1944 Barnette decision.
We showed the controversial film "Operation Abolition" put together by the UnAmerican Activities Committee
, with a lively panel discussion critiquing the errors and distortions in the movie.