Keep peach we need ability to completely wipe out the

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conception that we won’t go to war. Keep peach we need ability to completely wipe out the enemy. 8. Covert Action: this is where we get the development of modern spy culture and the involvement of CIA to topple communism. See first real modern conception, the 9. Military-Industrial Complex: See first real modern conception, the , Economic opportunities with arms race, The combination of army and business gives them a good stake in the arms race. The US does not experience an economic slump after WWII. We never leave war footing. Country addicted to war. After WWII we continue to build war machines, and we didn’t go into the slump economically. Stop war time production is like being vulnerable, addicted. Built in need to always be in conflict. B. “Better Dead than Red”: McCarthyism & the Red Scare: such a concern that communism will infiltrate the home front. 1. National Security Act of 1947: Concerned about communist infiltration 2. The Surveillance Society: Both at home and abroad. People, common folk, to keep an eye out for communist infiltration. Keep an eye out on everyone! 3. Federal Employee Loyalty Program (1947): Official legistration, program designed to make sure federal workers were loyal. Weed out communist sympathizers McCarthy and McCarran biggest voices, McCarran from NV. 4. McCarran Act (Internal Security Act, 1950): granted more government power to seek and prosecute people who have communist sympathisizers. Let loose lots of harassment. 5. House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC): designed to investigate Hollywood, we get black listing from this, people who are ousted as communist and unable to get work. Dalton Tromboe. Lead spy hunts, but largely unsuccessful.
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6. McCarthyism, Senator Joseph McCarthy: pg 408 of Davis, McCarthy was a young senator who gained considerable clout and popularity by claiming he had an inside scoop about communism. Fed on people’s fears. Held up a list saying it is of communists in federal government. Ultimately made a kind of mistake, the army had communists in it and made him condemned.
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  • Fall '11
  • Coray
  • World War II, Cold War, arms race, postwar economic boom, war time production, real modern conception

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