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  • emPatriotic Betrayalem
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    Patriotic Betrayal

    Karen Paget talked about her book Patriotic Betrayal: The Inside Story of the CIA’s Secret Campaign to Enroll American Students in the Crusade Against Communism, in which she recounts the Central…

  • Communism and Socialism
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    Communism and Socialism

    Scholars talked about the influence of communism and socialism around the world since the 1917 Russian Revolution. They also spoke about how socialism was viewed in the United States in the past and…

  • Communism and the 1926 Passaic Textile Strike
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    Communism and the 1926 Passaic Textile Strike

    Jacob Zumoff talked about the Passaic, New Jersey, Textile Strike in 1926, which was the first Communist-led strike in the United States. Mr. Zumoff spoke about how the strike affected…

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    Paul Kengor, political science professor at Grove City College, contends that numerous progressives have assisted America’s adversaries. The author examines connections to the Communist Party and…

  • Discussion on Spy Couple Julius and Ethel Rosenberg
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    Soviet Spy Couple and the Atom Bomb

    Panelists talked about Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, the spy couple who leaked the secrets of the atom bomb to the Soviet Union in the 1950s. They spoke about the Rosenberg’s devotion to the…

  • emOperation Correctionem
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    Operation Correction

    This American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Northern California film is a response to the 1960 House Un-American Activities Committee film titled Operation Abolition. The narrator and…

  • Reel America emOperation Abolitionem
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    Operation Abolition

    This House Un-American Activities Committee film documents events that took place at a field hearing in San Francisco’s City Hall from May 12-14, 1960. The field hearing was disrupted by protesters the…

  • Senator Joe McCarthys Enemies from Within Speech
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    Senator Joe McCarthy's "Enemies from Within" Speech

    Margaret Brennan talked about Senator Joseph McCarthy’s (R-WI) “Enemies from Within” speech and the impact it had on his political career. Senator McCarthy delivered the speech at a Lincoln Day dinner hosted by…

  • After Words Allan Ryskind
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    After Words with Allan Ryskind

    Allan Ryskind, son of Marx Brothers screenwriter Morris Ryskind, talked about his book, Hollywood Traitors: Blacklisted Screenwriters - Agents of Stalin, Allies of Hitler, about the…

  • Panel Discussion on LowWage Workers
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    Panel Discussion on Low-Wage Workers

    Panelists, including fast food workers, labor journalists, and community organizers, talked about organizing low-wage workers in the struggle for a living wage. This discussion was part of the…

  • Communist Party National Convention Keynote Addresses
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    Communist Party National Convention, Keynote Addresses

    Chair Sam Webb and others delivered keynote addresses at the Communist Party USA’s 30th National Convention, held at the University of Illinois-Chicago. Mr. Webb talked about the 2014…

  • QA with Anne Applebaum
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    Q&A with Anne Applebaum

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Anne Applebaum talked about her book, Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe, 1944-1956. She used newly opened archives and conducted interviews to examine the effects of communist…

  • Dialogue and Diplomacy in the ReaganGorbachev Era
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    Dialogue and Diplomacy in the Reagan-Gorbachev Era

    Panelists who worked closely with American and Soviet leadership explained their personal experiences at the end of the Cold War. They talked about the behind-the-scenes interactions…

  • The Vietnam War Era
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    The Vietnam War Era

    Major Sean Sculley taught a course on American history from the late 19th century to the present at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. In this lecture, he focused on the conflicting…

  • President Kennedy in Berlin
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    President Kennedy in Berlin

    Newsreel footage was shown of President Kennedy visiting West Berlin and speaking to a crowd. A segment of the footage showed President Kennedy stating "ich bin ein Berliner". The reception…

  • The Life of Earl Browder
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    The Life of Earl Browder

    Beccy Tanner talked about the life and career of Earl Browder, at one time the general secretary of the U.S. Communist Party and the Communist Party presidential candidate in 1936 and 1940. Video and audio…

  • Senator Hubert Humphrey Interview
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    Senator Hubert Humphrey Interview

    Senator Hubert Humphrey (D-MN) appeared on the “Longines Chronoscope” interview program. Topics included the growth of communism, President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s foreign policy, and what…

  • emIt Was a Long Time Ago and It Never Happened Anywayem
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    It Was a Long Time Ago, and It Never Happened Anyway

    David Satter talked about the history of the Soviet Union and the millions of victims of communism, who he says have been forgotten. He responded to questions from members of the audience.…

  • Ambassador Clare Boothe Luce Interview
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    Ambassador Clare Boothe Luce Interview

    A film was shown of U.S. Ambassador Clare Boothe Luce’s 1955 appearance on the “Longines Chronoscope” interview program. Topics included communist influence in Italy and the state of…

  • The Presidency and Cold War Policy
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    The Presidency and Cold War Policy

    Professor Thomas Whalen lectured at Boston University on the presidency and cold war policy from 1953 to 1963. He showed some slides during his presentation.

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