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You’ve heard of the media watchlist put out by “friendly neighborhood propaganda identification service” PropOrNot. There is a comparable service for academia. Professor Watchlist aggregates the list of college professors who “advance a radical agenda.” (FYI, liberal professors are clamoring to get on it.)

Chris Hedges talks to historian Ellen Schrecker about the watchlists and today’s brand of McCarthyism. They also explore the conservative suppression of liberal higher education that has occurred for over 40 years. Schrecker says, “Be very aware of what’s going on. There’s an attack on the American mind.”

“On this week’s episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges explores the rise of a new McCarthyism with Professor Ellen Schrecker, author of “Many are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America”. They examine the role of President Elect Donald Trump and the impact the suppression of dissent has had on higher education. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at…

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