How paranoia in presidential politics went mainstream

The 1950s are often portrayed as a time of peace, prosperity and "Happy Days," but in reality, the decade was steeped in partisanship and political fearmongering. The 1952 presidential race between Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson reflected...

How paranoia in presidential politics went mainstream
The 1950s are often portrayed as a time of peace, prosperity and "Happy Days," but in reality, the decade was steeped in partisanship and political fearmongering. The 1952 presidential race between Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson reflected these tensions, creating a turning point for the paranoid style of politics we still see today.