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Alger Hiss

(1904—1996)

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anticommunism

anticommunism  

Communism aims for a situation in which every individual will be free to fulfil his or her potential, and to live on an equal footing with everyone else. But its ...
communism

communism  

A theory of classless society with common ownership of property and wealth and centrally planned production and distribution based on the principle ‘from everyone according to their skills, to ...
Communist Party

Communist Party  

Founded in 1921, it attempted to raise the class consciousness of the White proletariat before accepting Moscow's orders to work for the establishment of a multi‐racial ‘native’ republic by 1931. Its ...
Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal Bureau of Investigation  

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(FBI)The investigative branch of the US Department of Justice. Established by Attorney-General Charles J. Bonaparte (1851–1921) in 1908, it was at first called the Bureau of Investigation. It was ...
Fifties, The.

Fifties, The.  

The Cold War between the United States and the Soviet Union dominated American life in the 1950s.The Korean War (1950–1953), a conflict formally fought under the flag of the ...
Hede Tune Massing

Hede Tune Massing  

(1899–1981) European-born Communist spy who became disillusioned during the Stalinist purges and later became an informant for the Federal Bureau of Investigation. In the 1930s Massing, who had ...
House Committee on Un-American Activities.

House Committee on Un-American Activities.  

The House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC) was created in 1938 by legislators concerned about fascist groups in America and by conservative opponents of President Franklin Delano ...
Joseph McCarthy

Joseph McCarthy  

(b. 14 Nov. 1908, d. 2 May 1957).US Senator 1947–57 Born in Grand Chute in rural Wisconsin, he was a farm worker and store-keeper until he went on to obtain a high school degree within one year ...
Richard Milhous Nixon

Richard Milhous Nixon  

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The thirty-seventh president of the United States, Richard Milhous Nixon (1913–1994) remains the most durable yet polarizing American political figure of the second half of the twentieth century. He ...
Rosenberg case

Rosenberg case  

(1953)A US espionage case in which Julius Rosenberg and his wife Ethel were convicted of obtaining information concerning atomic weapons and passing it on to Soviet agents between 1944 and 1945. They ...
William F. Jr. Buckley

William F. Jr. Buckley  

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(1925–2008)American politician, novelist, and journalist. A conservative politician who supported Senator Joe McCarthy, Buckley founded the National Review in 1955. He had a running feud with Gore ...

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