You Read Books, Eh? -- Anti-McCarthy Cartoon, Herb Block, 1949
Herb Block (Herblock), a courageous cartoonist for the Washington Post, drew this as the McCarthy era began to intensify and hundreds of librarians and school teachers began to lose their jobs for having left-wing, "anti-American" or "anti-religious" views.
Many of these workers were women and were denounced by fellow community members or workers caught up in the appalling anti-democratic climate of the time.
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