SOURCE: Inside Higher Ed
by Benjamin Mitchell-Yellin
For a Texas professor, the Lieutenant Governor's push to abolish tenure and punish faculty for teaching certain ideas calls to mind the experiences of his grandparents in the heyday of McCarthy and HUAC.
SOURCE: New York Review of Books
by Molly Jong-Fast
"I never considered my grandfather to be a danger to the republic, but J. Edgar Hoover disagreed." The FBI surveilled writer Howard Fast extensively, though, as he wrote in his autobiography, "the eleven hundred pages detailed every—or almost every—decent act I had performed in my life."
SOURCE: Mother Jones
by Eric Nusbaum
Frank Wilkinson's advocacy for racially integrated public housing in Los Angeles set off a red-baiting campaign that landed him in prison.
SOURCE: Made by History at The Washington Post
by Kyle T. Mays
The media’s overemphasis on the voices of Black celebrities obscures the voices of ordinary Black people, whose lives are vastly different from those who have wealth and visibility.
by David L. O'Connor
A review of David Maraniss' A Good American Family: My Father and the Red Scare.
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