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An insider look at the history of the John Birch Society with author Claire Conner

08/05/13 Robert Lorei
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Today on Radioactvity Rob Lorei speaks with [Claire Conner][1], author of Wrapped in the Flag: A Personal History of America's Radical Right (Beacon Press) to get an insider’s history of the John Birch Society, the radical American conservative group of the late 1950’s and 1960’s. It once had a staff of 220 people and operated mostly in secret. It saw conspiracy everywhere. It believed that Presidents Dwight Eisenhower and John Kennedy were communists. And that it was just a few years b...


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