Prof. Roger Keeran, a labor and policy studies coordinator at the Harry Van Arsdale Jr. Center for Labor Studies in New York, explains what McCarthyism was and was not during the 50’s. Dr. Keeran is author of the history, The Communist Party and the Autoworkers Unions.

He spoke in Vancouver, Canada in early December 2010 at a conference organized by the World Peace Forum (

Each part of his talk is about 11 or 12 minutes long.

Part 1 What was McCarthyism?  

Part 2 What was McCarthyism?