Concern Over Communism in Unites States
Signs of renewed concern over Communist activity in the United States have multiplied since the end of the war. No hysterical Red scare comparable to that which gripped the country after World War I is in evidence today; the current postwar period, unlike that of 1919 and 1920, has been marked neither by bomb outrages on the one hand nor by deportation drives on the other.1 At the same time, many persons have been genuinely disturbed by indications of spreading Communist activity. They see in it at the least a mischief-making influence in American life, at the most a threat to the democratic freedoms and the unity and strength of the American people.
The turn to the right, signified by ...