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Heidi Boghosian, National Lawyers Guild

Heidi Boghosian, executive director of the National Lawyers Guild.

Brian Harkin for The New York Times

When Senator Joseph R. McCarthy held hearings in the 1950s to question witnesses about their supposed ties to communism, critics accused him of fomenting a Red Scare hysteria. Decades later, the term Green Scare was used to describe a series of sweeping federal prosecutions of people involved in radical environmental and animal rights groups. Now, perhaps, comes the Nerd Scare.

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