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POLS 384: Democracy and its Critics (Matarese): Journal Article #2

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Intolerance and Political Repression in the United States: A Half Century after McCarthyism.

Gibson, J. (2008). Intolerance and Political Repression in the United States: A Half Century after McCarthyism. American Journal of Political Science, 52(1), 96-108.

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