The World Had Better Watch This Insect
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Columbus Dispatch, reprinted in Billy Ireland
June 10, 1925
Following the end of World War I, in 1919 and over the next few years, the United States experienced an economic recession and a large number of labor strikes. Meanwhile, the 1917 Russian Revolution had brought the anti-capitalist Bolsheviks, or Communists, to power. The result was a “red scare” in which many Americans feared that radical ideas were being spread around the world, and threatened the U.S. government and capitalist economy.
The Ohio State University Cartoon Research Library. Reprinted by Permission