'Red Scare In The Green Mountains': Author Chronicles McCarthyism In Vermont

Jul 27, 2018

Blacklists and attacks on the free press. Intolerance and fear used for political gain. The Red Scare and anti-communist McCarthyism flourished across America—and Vermont—in the 1940s and 50s. We're talking with author Rick Winston about his new book looking at instances of "red scare" and "red-baiting" in Vermont.

Winston, the former owner of Montpelier's Savoy Theater, joins Vermont Edition to talk about his new book, Red Scare In The Green Mountains: Vermont in the McCarthy Era 1946-1960, and how Vermonters from newsrooms to the Statehouse experienced, participated and responded to the "red scare."

Broadcast live on Monday, July 30, 2018 at noon; rebroadcast at 7 p.m.