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A Former John Birch Society Member Describes Life in the Movement and Warns that the Ideology Is Again on the Rise

03/16/12 Robert Lorei
Radioactivity: Live Call-In (Friday)
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Good morning, welcome to Radioactivity. I’m Rob Lorei. Today we’ll hear from Claire Conner who is writing a new book about growing up in a prominent John Birch Society family in Chicago.

During it’s hey day in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s the Birch Society was an influential right wing group. It saw traitors and communist conspiracies everywhere, even accusing Republican President Dwight Eisenhower of being a communist sympathizer. The group wanted the US to leave the UN and thought w...

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