In 1950 Harry Truman complained about a “great wave of hysteria” sweeping the nation – the Red Scare. He should know. He was really largely responsible for creating it. Between the launching of his “loyalty program” in March 1947 and it’s finish in December 1952, some 6.6 million persons were investigated to see if they…
In his “New Deal”, FDR brought back the ideals of the “Social Gospel“, a 19th century Christian reform movement, to justify the creation of the modern welfare state. For a while, at least, some American Christian leaders were big fans of socialism. However, starting with FDR, and for the next 25 years, successive American administrations…
Clips From Recent Shows
In this short clip from episode #120 of our Cold War podcast, we discuss when “In God We Trust” ended up on American money.
A short clip about Edward Bernays and propaganda from episode #119 of our Cold War podcast.