The conformist 50s

US economics and industry during and after WWII was in good hands due to federal interventions and control. New enemies took the place of old ones, which was quintessential in keeping the economy spinning. The Cold War and the ensuing red scare, on its turn, triggered numerous paradoxical domestic affairs. As potential enemies of state many intellectuals ‘emerged’ on the Blacklist, issued by Republican Senator McCarthy. They allegedly threatened homeland security and convinced millions of workers to join the socialist dark side and sing The Internationale hand in hand. Continue reading The conformist 50s