Opinion

Jourgensen: When fear was king

Phrases like “Red menace” and “Cold War” dominated the headlines in the mid-1950s when the late U.S. Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy brought his accusatory fear-mongering crusade to Boston under the guise of ridding America of dangerous Communists. Thanksgiving was just around the corner in 1953 when the Wisconsin Whirlwind gaveled in a Senate subcommittee hearing…

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