Can You Indict Someone for Their Beliefs? It Happened in 1948. In the United States.

Smith Act trials of Communist Party leaders / Wikimedia Commons By Aaron Leonard Scott Martelle, an editorial writer for the Los Angeles Times, is the author of five history books including Blood Passion: The Ludlow Massacre and Class War in the American West. In his second book, The Fear Within: Spies, Commies, and American Democracy on Trial, he tells[…]