Shadow of Red: Communism and the Blacklist in Radio and Television

Shadow of Red: Communism and the Blacklist in Radio and Television

by David Everitt
     
 

Tracing the mayhem caused by a handful of anti-Communist watchdogs who in 1950 created the blacklist in radio and TV, David Everitt makes clear that the conflict over free speech was not a simplistic morality tale of persecutors and the persecuted, as routinely portrayed. The blacklisters, though excessive and destructive, were not deluded hunters of an imaginary… See more details below

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Tracing the mayhem caused by a handful of anti-Communist watchdogs who in 1950 created the blacklist in radio and TV, David Everitt makes clear that the conflict over free speech was not a simplistic morality tale of persecutors and the persecuted, as routinely portrayed. The blacklisters, though excessive and destructive, were not deluded hunters of an imaginary menace. A Shadow of Red is a cautionary tale about civil liberties in a time of emergency, and a vivid example of the polarized political battle over who controls the media, a battle that continues to this day.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781566635752
Publisher:
Dee, Ivan R. Publisher
Publication date:
03/28/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
432
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.38(h) x 1.45(d)

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