Tim Libretti, PhD

Oct 6, 2021

5 min read

How Anti-Socialism Fuels Anti-Science Extremism in America


Republicans and the political right generally have routinely characterized President Joe Biden’s social and economic agendas as “socialist,” hoping a residual Cold War anti-communist hysteria will resonate with and terrify American voters, turning them reflexively and unthinkingly against policies and practices that would actually serve their interests and well-being.