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witch-hunt

a rigorous campaign to round up or expose dissenters on the pretext of safeguarding the welfare of the public
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Witch-hunting is a common social malaise in Assam but the government has yet to formulate stringent laws to fight the crime.
Discussing witch-hunting as a global phenomenon, at the end of Caliban and the Witch (2004), and commenting on the witch-hunts that have taken place in Africa and other parts of the world in the 1980s and 1990s, I expressed my concern that these persecutions were rarely reported in Europe and the U.
retort fired at witch-hunting senator Joseph McCarthy during the Army-McCarthy hearings in 1954 had a very specific context: The red-baiter had named as a Communist sympathizer a young associate of the Army's lead attorney, Joseph Welch, and Welch let him have it.
Witches, witchcraft, and witch-hunting fascinated and continue to fascinate historians of the middle ages and early modern period.
Second, James' involvement with witch-hunting came after he had already succeeded in breaking free of both Mary and Elizabeth.
Her sweet, kindly persona hides the fact that most of her time is actually spent torturing the citizens of Harmony because their witch-hunting ancestors burned her at the stake centuries ago.
In this book he sets out to provide nothing less than a universal history of witch-hunting.
when the greatest spurt of witch-hunting in the country began in 1658.
Disquisitionum magicarum is organized according to the scholastic model of questions, examined through a combination of logic, theology, and anecdote, and it formulates a powerful case for witch-hunting.
The attempt to draw an analogy between the witch-hunting activities in Salem, Mass.
Waite's excellent discussion of the relationship between witch-hunting and religious conflict adopts a regional approach that includes some accounts of specific witch-hunts.