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Two Eras and Some Victims

Richard M. Fried

in Nightmare in Red: The McCarthy Era in Perspective

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195043617
eISBN:
9780199853724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195043617.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

For many, the McCarthy era stands as the grimmest time in recent memory. Beset by Cold War anxieties, Americans developed an obsession with domestic communism that outran the actual threat and gnawed ... More


“In Calmer Times.…”

Richard M. Fried

in Nightmare in Red: The McCarthy Era in Perspective

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195043617
eISBN:
9780199853724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195043617.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In 1954, several developments combined to check the momentum of anti-Communist extremism. McCarthy's censure by the Senate was both a sign of and force for change. In the next three years, the ... More


Trojan Horses and Fifth Columns

Richard M. Fried

in Nightmare in Red: The McCarthy Era in Perspective

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780195043617
eISBN:
9780199853724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195043617.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The United States entered the postwar, post-FDR era with a recent history of rough political rhetoric. It had also established a tradition of basing fitness for a government job on the holder's ... More


Being Martian

István Hargittai

in The Martians of Science: Five Physicists Who Changed the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195178456
eISBN:
9780199787012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195178456.003.0006
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

To understand the Martians, it helps to compare them with their contemporaries, like Enrico Fermi and Robert Oppenheimer. Both Szilard and Fermi worked on the applications of physical discoveries for ... More


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