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Old 04-16-2006, 08:58 AM   #7
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The paranoia and fear also stemmed from things like the (for them) recent Rosenberg case and McCarthy hearings, where there was a real sense that you didn't actually know your neighbors, and they might be spies. So the whole, "the Russians aren't actually looking to hurt us (which means the government propaganda is wrong), and someday we'll be peaceful allies" vibe Sam was giving off would have been very close to the treason line.
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