The New Hollywood Blacklist

We think of the McCarthy Era in American politics as one of oppression, paranoia, and unfounded witch hunts that ruined lives and destroyed careers. Fear of secret communists lurking around every corner drove normal people to do insane things and turned friends and colleagues into enemies overnight. We’re right to look back on that time with shame and judgment, but have we really learned anything from the lessons of the past? Or are we doomed to play out the same mistakes over and over again? In the era of vaccine mandates and government control over media, it’s not so clear. Free the People creative director Sam Martin breaks it down in this episode of Freedom Over Fear.

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Sam Martin

Sam Martin is the Creative Director at Free the People. Sam has over a decade of experience in cinematic storytelling, acting, and production. Sam directed Free the People’s How to Love Your Enemy, a full-length documentary about restorative justice. He also hosts three series at Free the People: Freedom Over Fear, Cult of Wokeness, and Liberty Beats.

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