In This Review

American Anticommunism: Combating The Enemy Within, 1930-1970
American Anticommunism: Combating The Enemy Within, 1930-1970
By M.J. Heale
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1990, 235 pp.

This succinct and sensible history shows how fear of "Reds" was linked in the nineteenth century to the destabilizing impact of industrialization and in the twentieth century to perceptions of global insecurity. An excellent concluding chapter explains the fading of anticommunism since the days of Senator Joseph McCarthy.