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Originally posted by v1rtu0s0
The terror watch list if over 1 million people. Isn't that kind of a useless list? I mean if everyone is a terorist, then who isnt?
Originally posted by DINSTAAR
* Communist Registration Act
* Hatch Act of 1939
* McCarran-Walter Act
* Alien Registration Act
* House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC)
* Second Red Scare
Drift away from New Left and Great Society
Neoconservatives came to dislike the counterculture of the 1960s baby boomers, and what they saw as anti-Americanism in the non-interventionism of the movement against the Vietnam War. As the policies of the New Left pushed the Democrats to the Left, these intellectuals continued to support wealthy elites during and after the Cold War, while becoming disillusioned with President Lyndon B. Johnson's Great Society domestic programs. Academics in these circles, many still Democrats, rejected the Democratic Party's foreign policy in the 1970s, especially after the nomination of anti-war candidate George McGovern for president in 1972. The influential 1970 bestseller The Real Majority by future television commentator and neoconservative Ben Wattenberg expressed that the "real majority" of the electorate supported economic liberalism but social conservatism, and warned Democrats it could be disastrous to take liberal stances on certain social and crime issues. Many supported Democratic senator Henry M. "Scoop" Jackson during his 1972 and 1976 campaigns for president. Among those who worked for Jackson were future neoconservatives Paul Wolfowitz, Doug Feith, and Richard Perle. In the late 1970s neoconservative support moved to Ronald Reagan and the Republicans, who promised to confront Soviet expansionism.