NFEW: A Lesson on How to Survive Trumpism

A Lesson on How to Survive Trumpism—From the McCarthy Era Trump’s regime will not resurrect full-blown McCarthyism, but it may take lessons in political repression from it. By Ellen Schrecker Senator Joseph McCarthy (left) with Roy Cohn during a Washington, DC, hearing in April 1954. (AP Photo) I haven’t been counting recently, but it seems as if almost every moderate, liberal, or left-wing pundit and politician who surveys the political future alludes to the prospect of a new McCarthyism. Will a fiercely reactionary Trump administration revive the political repression of the 1940s and ’50s? Will it take as its model a widespread Read More …