1 review for Naming Names: The Hollywood Blacklist

  1. Richard Curtis, PhD

    The interview with Victor Navasky was a wonderful surprise. The interview was done in 1982 but the conversation feels like it could have been yesterday. This history with Blacklists is vital to know and teach going forward. We are entering another dark period of right-wing ascendency and they go for blood. No one is safe from them. Then, the target was people who cared enough about other people to join political parties that fought for women’s rights, civil rights, voting rights and peace. Those people were blacklisted. Today the target is trans-kids. Hard to believe the fascist right would target children, but there is no decency there. Fascism needs a scapegoat. Santayana famously said, “Those who do not know history are doomed to repeat it.” We are living it now and this interview is shocking in its relevancy and importance. Well done AR!

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