Name Names In The Cold War

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5. Put yourselves in the shoes of someone called before the HUAC and asked to “name names.” Would you do it? Why or why not? There are really 2 choices here. If I do not do it, I probably would find myself jailed for some time. And if did do it, the names that I named would hate and resent me probably for a long time, if not forever. I do not think that I could not name names because it is not for me to further along the continued prosecution of ruining people’s lives for a mistake they made for joining the communist party during the Cold War era. I would protect them from what had happened to me. I just cannot see them losing friendships and family members as a result of me giving names. I would spare them from all of that.

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