...Less than three decades after Truman fought off the CPUSA-backed challenge of "Progressive" Henry Wallace, President Jimmy Carter in 1977 expressed his pride that America had finally gotten over its "inordinate fear of communism."
At that very moment, of course, Vietnamese refugees were still
fleeing that Communist regime in Hanoi, the Khmer Rouge "killing fields"
nightmare in Cambodia had just passed, Soviet-backed Marxists were
taking charge in Nicauragua and Angola and, two years later, those
communists in Moscow sent their tanks rolling into Afghanistan.