The Corner

Communists in Hollywood

Yesterday in my writers’ room, the subject of the blacklists and

Communist writers came up. I quickly found myself outnumbered 11 to 1

(the Annoying Friend, my only conservative ally, was out writing a

script, damn him) and also (as usual) a bit under-informed. I need a

good article or two on the subject, countering the following

assumptions: 1) Communists in Hollywood weren’t putting their ideology

into their work. 2) The threat was just paranoia. 3) The United

States is a democracy, so if people want to be Communist, that’s their

right. 4) The people who “named names” were cowards. Thanks in

advance.

Warren BellWarren Bell was nominated June 20, 2006, by President George W. Bush to be a member of the Board of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting for the remainder of a ...

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