Naming Names

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Naming Names

By Victor S. Navasky
Viking, 1980
482 pp. $15.95
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A powerfully evocative reconstruction of the era of McCarthyism. By focusing on those who gave investigating committees the names of others they believed to have been associated with communist causes, thus contributing to the creation of the infamous Hollywood "blacklist," Navasky asks important questions about the meaning of loyalty, civil liberties, and national security. An important work of American history.