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Bad FaithTeachers, Liberalism, and the Origins of McCarthyism$
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Andrew Feffer

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780823281169

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823281169.001.0001

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Bad Faith

Bad Faith

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Bad Faith

Andrew Feffer

Fordham University Press

This chapter recounts the full takeover of the AFT leadership by Counts and his liberal supporters, who by 1940, as Coudert’s inquisition unfolded, were able to push an anti-communist agenda on the entire union on the claim that communist teachers act in bad faith and must be expelled not only from the union, but from the schools as well. Supporting this campaign were liberals and social democratic intellectuals in New York City, who fashioned a justification of the emerging anti-communist crusade around the claim that communists inherently act in bad faith.

Keywords:   American Committee for Democracy and Intellectual Freedom, Franz Boas, Committee for Cultural Freedom, Sidney Hook, trojan horse

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