Majorities of One
This chapter first first examines the Cold War fears that the Johns Committee exploited for nine years and the reasons it flourished in Florida after the height of McCarthyism had passed in the United States. After reviewing the gathering momentum of defiance that ended the Committee, the chapter briefly surveys examples of other American citizens who refused to relegate their conscience to their government. The chapter ends by analyzing the individual strengths of Hawkins, Perry, Diettrich, Mock and Fisher, which empowered their acts of conscience and helped to bring down the Committee.
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