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witch-hunt

'Whistleblowing', see there.
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It is understandable when the witches of Albrecht Durer and Hans Baldung Grien are chosen to illustrate a quantitative study of the witchhunts as real and terrible events.
Moral panics of recent memory include the Joseph McCarthy anti-communist witchhunts of the 1950s and the satanic ritual abuse allegations of the 1980s.
Almost any criticism of the existing politico economic order invited suspi cion that one might be harboring "com munist tendencies" The relatively few academics who denounced the anti' communist witchhunts did so from an anti-communist premise, arguing that "innocent" (that is, noncommunist) people were being hounded out of their jobs and silenced in their professions.
Of course it's easy to witchhunt the disabled, it takes our mind off the real scroungers within the Palace of Westminster.
Several historians believe that James I was gay, and some have tried to suggest a correlation between the king's self-hatred and his hand in England's witchhunts.
1 In 1950s America, which politician was best know for his witchhunts against Communists?
Believing the children, after all, was the basis of the Salem witchhunts.
1951: As the McCarthy witchhunts gathered pace in the USA, novelist Dashiell Hammett was jailed for contempt when he refused to testify before the House Un-American Activities Committee.