the priest pushed very much anti-communism, traders and government. that was kind of the basis for -- traiotrstors in the government. you have to understand at that time in american history, it was different from today. >> recognizing a communist physical appearance counts nothing. if he declares himself to be a communist, we take his word for it. >> it was called the age of anxiety. it was a time of great fear. five years after world war ii the communist armies had taken pretty much eastern europe. in 1949 the fall of 1949, america decided, yes, communism had taken over china. in the gop came out with their platform and the basis for their platform was they went after truman and the democrats. they were soft on communism.
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