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John Birch Society

noun
1.
an ultraconservative organization, founded in December 1958 by Robert Welch, Jr., chiefly to combat alleged Communist activities in the U.S.
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John Birch Society

noun
1.
(US, politics) a fanatical right-wing association organized along semisecret lines to fight Communism
Word Origin
C20: named after John Birch (killed by Chinese communists 1945), American USAF captain whom its members regarded as the first cold-war casualty
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John Birch Society in Culture

John Birch Society definition


A conservative organization prominent in the 1950s and 1960s. The society was particularly concerned with the dangers of communism, and its views were considered extreme by most Americans.

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