Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Rick Winston on the McCarthy Era in Vermont

The anti-communist Red Scare that swept the country in the 1940s and 50s blew right into Vermont. Author Rick Winston has been an avid historian of the little-known McCarthy Era witch hunts that rampaged through the Green Mountain State. His new book is Red Scare in the Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era 1946-1960. Winston chronicles how academics, dissidents, and ordinary people were caught up in the paranoid frenzy, and how a Vermont U.S. Senator Ralph Flanders helped to bring down McCarthy. (August 15, 2018 broadcast)

Rick Winston, Author, Red Scare in the Green Mountians