I'm not talking about the groups today. I don't think people realize how popular leftism was back then. In one of the Presidential elections, Norman Thomas, the Socialist candidate got some one million votes. It was much more common then it is now. If so many of these writers and directors were dedicated to overthrowing the U.S. government why did just about all of them drift completely away from Communism later on. Most of them went back to make other films that had no relation to 'communist agitation' ('The Hustler' to name a famous example). Most of them were political dilettantes...do you really think someone like Charlie Chaplin was a security threat to the United States?
posted on 04/18/2005 7:39:28 PM PDT
Ok, so not today. Do you mean yesterday
as in the VVAW? SDS? Just the entertainment industry like Fonda?
What time period was this movement not a problem?
posted on 04/18/2005 7:46:03 PM PDT
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