Quote by: John Kenneth Galbraith

And there was a deeper, less visible effect of the Truman loyalty program. Seeing its consequences for certain individuals and fearing its intrusion on their own lives, many in the government sought protection by strongly asserting their anti-Communism. In the public action that ensued, policy was based not on reality but, instinctively or deliberately, on personal caution...Those who urged a militant and sometimes military anti-Communism were considered sound, trustworthy and personally safe; those who questioned such a course were politically unsafe, possible even slightly disloyal.


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Author Bio


  • NameJohn Kenneth Galbraith
  • DescriptionAmerican diplomat
  • BornOctober 15, 1908
  • DiedApril 29, 2006
  • CountryCanada; United States Of America
  • ProfessionEconomist; Diplomat; Author; Politician; Ambassador; Educationist
  • AwardsGuggenheim Fellowship; Padma Vibhushan; Officer Of The Order Of Canada; Presidential Medal Of Freedom; Humanist Of The Year; Four Freedoms Award - Freedom From Want