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A communist in the US

Duration:
10 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 10 February 2011

On 9 February 1950 Senator Joseph McCarthy began his hunt for communists in the US.

Throughout the Cold War, people on the left of politics came under attack in the US.

They were put on trial, lost their jobs, and some were jailed.

An American communist talks to Witness.

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