Communism, Democracy and Catholic Power
Since I started floating through catalogs, I have enjoyed using a keyword search for communists since usually there is something funny or dated. I came across this title. Any Cold War era publication is usually interesting. Even though I was just a kid during the 60’s, the paranoia was flying high and to associate anyone or anything with communism was essentially evil. This book fits neatly in the time frame of post war red scare. McCarthy started his witch hunt in 1950 (and was censured in 1954) and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were executed in 1953. No doubt any collection highlighting the cold war hysteria should include this, but I think it is probably more appropriate for an academic audience or a large public library. My particular copy had seen better days…. probably the result of some poorly trained commie librarians and all their talk about information wanting to be free. I love when our expert librarians give us the whole story… please comment!
Here are the blurbs from the book jacket: