During the Cold War, the U.S. government, big businesses, and ordinary American citizens did everything they could to prevent Soviet infiltration and espionage. To be fair, sometimes this resulted in unfounded accusations—e.g., the McCarthy hearings.
However, for the most part, the sense of heightened alert and suspicion of the Soviet communist menace was well founded.
Today, the United States faces a new communist threat, which is arguably much more dangerous than that posed by the Soviet Union or its satellite states. It goes by the name of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), and believe it or not, this new, and potentially more ominous, enemy has already put down deep roots within the United States.
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Jack McPherrin ([email protected]) is a managing editor of StoppingSocialism.com, research editor for The Heartland Institute, and a research fellow for Heartland's Socialism Research Center. He holds an MA in International Affairs from Loyola University-Chicago, and a dual BA in Economics and History from Boston College.