I guess this is what I get for refusing to give HUAC any names. (Lindsay)
During McCarthyism, Miller was found in contempt for not giving HUAC names of other Communists. Relatably, Giles Corey was found in contempt and arrested for refusing to give the court the name of his witness in his deposition.
I cannot give you no name, sir, I cannot. (Miller Crucible 97)
Giles, you are under arrest in contempt of this court. (Miller Crucible 98)
McCarthy says there are Communists in the government.
Well, the Soviet Union has taken over China, so he is probably right. (Miller, Why I Wrote The Crucible: An Artist's Answer to Politics)
The American people believed McCarthy's statements because Communism was present in many countries. Similarly, the people of Salem believed that witches existed in their town because it was discovered in a neighboring town called Andover.
What do you think about the witch craze here?
It must be true because witches were discovered in Andover.