The World Had Better Watch This Insect

The World Had Better Watch This Insect

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Billy Ireland


Columbus Dispatch, reprinted in Billy Ireland 

Publication Date:

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.


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