Thread: "Red Terror"
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Old 05-28-2017, 02:39 PM
Pcdunn Pcdunn is offline
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When I first saw the title of this thread, I thought of the Cold-War era phrase "the Red Menance" used to describe Communism.

Could "Red Terror" have been linked to anarchist groups? We've heard of the Black Hand and other such groups; could the paper have been invoking something along those lines?

I also keep thinking of the famous cartoon of the Ripper as a cloaked corpse holding a dagger and stalking the poor inhabitants of Whitechapel.
Pat D.
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