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  • 9 Mostly Untrue Myths About Witch Hunts

    9 Mostly Untrue Myths About Witch Hunts

    The medieval phenomena of witch trials and witch hunts loom large in our collective imaginations. A “witch hunt” is a political term for what one perceives as baseless persecution; anti-communist hearings inspired an allegorical play about the Salem witch trials. But how much do you know about actual witch hunts? We’re willing to bet you’ve…