American Anti Communism : Combating The Enemy Within

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From reading American Anti-Communism: Combating the Enemy Within, 1830-1970 by M.J. Heale to watching Civilization (1916) and The Great Dictator (1940), I was able to identify a major comparison amongst all three that even through the economic chaos, peace is the solution. Although, they all were published in different years, I was able to analyze that each films and book illustrated that war never has a positive outcome. Wars last for years and usually results to the death of many. In American Anti-Communism, the author provided an insightful overview of the antiradical tradition from the era of Andrew Jackson to Richard Nixon. The horror of communism in the United States was an indication of political fear over the infiltration of international influences during the 20th century. The theoretical fear that was instilled was based off of the significant different between capitalism and communism as economic systems. Some of the most remarkable historical examples that were emphasized during this time were the Red Scare after World War I, McCarthyism in the 1950s and the Cold War. Essentially, while I was reading the book, I felt that the author was a little vague about the causes of anticommunist. From during outside research, I found that the force that drove the causes of anticommunist in the United States was Joseph Stalin and Communist expansion.
However, just to be a little more precise in the first film Civilization (1916) the director took the opportunity to connect
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