Sunday, October 20, 2019

You Read Books, Eh?, Anti-McCarthy Cartoon 1949 -- Daily LIFT #25

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.

(The Daily LIFT - Leftist Image for Today - is a new The Left Chapter feature posting a daily photo, cartoon, artwork or other image related to leftist history or contemporary realty.)

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