This day in history…

Senator Joesph McCarthy produced his list of over 200 State Department officials he claimed were communitsts. Despite his inability to produce a shred of credible evidence, the nation flew into the hysterical ‘Red Scare,’ which did untold damage to the lives of millions of Americans.

We generally like to think the past is behind us, but did the Red Scare lay the groundwork for our troubling national political tendency to accuse those we disagree with of being terroristsĀ and equating difference with evil?

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