Priests of Our Democracy

The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge

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In the early 1950s, New York City’s teachers and professors became the targets of massive investigations into their political beliefs and associations. Those who refused to cooperate in the...

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“A fascinating read. Heins creatively blends social and legal history to show how the right to academic freedom was forged out of the struggles and passions of America’s worst days of...