Everybody's heard of McCarthy, but this article shows a little of the backstory behind blacklisting. And it's not as cut and dried as some people think.
As a writer who, to some degree, has to depend on the good will of at least two people (my editor and my senior editor) to get my work published, the idea of political censorship is a real issue for me. And this article shows that censorship happens across the political spectrum, and it can be organized and insidious. We should fight against all forms of political censorship and let ideas live and die on their own merits.