Still split over Stalinism -

Still split over Stalinism -

There are 1 comment on the Baltimore Sun story from Sep 25, 2007, titled Still split over Stalinism -. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

An exhibition at a New York museum celebrating the Abraham Lincoln Brigade - a band of left-wing, largely communist American volunteers who fought against Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War about 70 ...

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Simpsonville, MD

#1 Sep 27, 2007
There’s no question that McCarty was the biggest nut from the Cold War era, but he and the “right wing crazies” as you put it were not the only ones. There were plenty of left wing crazies too, McCarthy just happened to be crazier than the rest. Both Democrats and Republicans were tripping over each other in their race to be the biggest, loudest, and toughest Cold War Warriors in the eyes of the public.

HUAC was actually created in the late 1930’s and survived until sometime in the late 1960’s or early 1970’s. The title of the committee had changed a few times. President Truman created the Federal Employee Loyalty Program under Executive Order 9835 which allowed the federal government to fire any employee for mere suspicion of deviant behavior. The Attorney General was authorized to create a list of “totalitarian, fascist, or subversive organizations.” Membership, affiliation, or even suspected sympathy to any of these groups were grounds for being labeled as disloyal and being fired. Hubert Humphrey had voted for the McCarran Internal Security Act of 1950 (introduced by Sen. McCarran (D-NV)) which required all communists to register with the government. Humphrey also introduced the amendment that allowed communists to be interred at prison camps during a national emergency, and he also argued for denying the right of habeas corpus to the "despicable traitors" who would be interned in the camps. Humphrey also introduced the Communist Control Act of 1954.

There were plenty of crazies on both sides.

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