Laurie Mercier interviews historian Ellen Schrecker. They compare the chilling effects of political repression on academic freedom in the 1950s and today, finding similarities and differences, both of which are disturbing. Schrecker is the author of THE AGE OF MCCARTHYISM: A BRIEF HISTORY WITH DOCUMENTS and Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America. She has a more recent article on this topic in Radical Teacher.
20:04 minutes (9.19 MB)