It’s October 20th. On this day in 1947, the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC) began hearings to root out communist sympathizers in Hollywood.
Jody and Niki are joined by William Hitchcock of UVA to discuss the long history of HUAC and how Congress has tried to define “un-American.”
Will Hitchcock’s new podcast is called “Democracy In Danger.”
Find a transcript of this episode at: https://tinyurl.com/esoterichistory
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