The Study of Man: Reviewing the Loyalty Controversy
SIX years have passed since American hysteria over internal security measures reached a crescendo; in that rush of months in 1954 when sober men wondered when-and whether-our society would break free from the fratricidal conflict which had overtaken it. Today, as if to mock the grim reality of that moment, talk about loyalty programs stirs the blood only of Legionnaires and Civil Liberties Union buffs. In this current era of restored “Togetherness” and the “Great Thaw,” not even the recent Supreme Court rulings “tampering” with the Federal and industrial security programs have re-aroused the populace, despite a fevered outcry from the internal security elite in Congress.
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