red scare

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Related to red scare: McCarthyism, Second Red Scare
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: scare - a period of general fear of communists
scare, panic - sudden mass fear and anxiety over anticipated events; "panic in the stock market"; "a war scare"; "a bomb scare led them to evacuate the building"
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The movement grew in the US because the red scare had enveloped the entire country at the time and people felt that there was a very legitimate threat to the country, even if it was not entirely true.
"The two incidents show the dangers of red scare tactics, where the military or police might be emboldened to harass, threaten or even harm students, researchers or faculty," he said.
While early expectations proved somewhat hyperbolic, the decade has managed to retain a golden nostalgic glow, if not inspected too closely: just around the corner lurked the Korean War, arms race, Red Scare, and segregation, to name a few.
Right after the war, shooting the 1946 veterans' tribute Till the End of Time, Porter met her future husband, director Edward Dmytryk, who would soon be blacklisted during the Red Scare. She played a veteran's infatuated young neighbor in the film, taking over the role from Shirley Temple, six years her junior.
'His incessant red scare perceptions as a political dinosaur should have been fossilized,' he added.
Also very highly recommended are these other titles from the Uncovering the Past series: "The Battle of the Alamo (9780778739401, $23.49)," by Lynn Peppas, "McCarthyism and the Red Scare" (978 0778739395, $23.49)," by Heather C.
He sparked an era of paranoia - known as "McCarthyism", or the "Red Scare" - by claiming in 1950 that communists had infiltrated the government.
Synopsis: At the height of the Red Scare, Angela Calomiris was a paid FBI informant inside the American Communist Party.
He recalls his childhood, which he spent listening to his father scoff at the Red Scare and watching his mother ignore the obvious love of her suicidal friend.
The author devotes the most space to the McCarthy era, with three of the five chapters discussing the Red Scare, post-World War II, the Cold War, and the lives affected by Senator McCarthy's witch hunt.
One person who takes the honorific seriously is Warren Neidich, whose exhibition "The Palinopsic Field" attempted to redress wrongs carried out during two dark and intertwined moments in the history of the film industry and that of the nation at large--the so-called Red Scare and Lavender Scare of the 1950s--in part by giving stars (of sorts) to former industry scapegoats.
She also came under attack during the red scare and McCarthyism.