The Best Of Our Knowledge
The Best Of Our Knowledge
#1487: "The Hunt For Commies In New York Schools"

Stop me if you’ve heard this before. Politicians and pundits start accusing teachers of being socialists and indoctrinating students into their nefarious way of thinking, and demand an investigation. This actually happened in New York just before the start of the Second World War and it is now seen as the seed that gave birth to McCarthyism after the war.

Today on the Best of Our Knowledge, we’ll look back at that investigation and how it ripped through the school system.

We’ll also spend an Academic Minute learning what your poker game tells us about the type of person you are away from the table.