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Parallels (The Crucible, McCarthy, Modern Day)

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Madi Klonsinski

on 7 January 2013

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Transcript of Parallels (The Crucible, McCarthy, Modern Day)

Parallels Between The Crucible (Salem Witch Trials) Modern Society The McCarthy Era Salem Witch Trials (The Crucible) McCarthy's Communist Scare Modern Society 'I have here in my hand a list of 205 -- a list of names that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department.''

-- Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, Feb. 9, 1950, Wheeling, W.Va. Evidence of racial profiling Common Themes Revenge The Crucible Parallels Enrichment Project Madi Klonsinki Authority Revenge: Abigail and Elizabeth Proctor Pride: Proctor denies confession to save his soul Authority: Danforthe will not spare, knows innocent Revenge: McCarthy intimated others by accusing those who do not conform Pride: McCarthy engaged in physical fight with Drew Pearson Authority: McCarthy and HUAC blacklists all who refuse to speak Revenge: Dave Carrol incident Vancouver Riots Pride: Authority: United States Government infringing on basic privacy rights (USA PATRIOT Act) Racial Profiling Pride
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