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“Ezra Taft Benson and the Making of the Mormon Right” and Interview with Dr. Matt Harris: She Became Visible: Episode 62

Dr. Matthew L. Harris,is a professor of History and Director of Legal Studies at Colorado State University-Pueblo.He has written extensively on Ezra Taft Benson, former Secretary of Agriculture under President Dwight Eisenhower and Apostle and Prophet for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. E. T. Benson, a conservative in politics, crossed over to a more radical opinion in government issues. He became convinced that many in government, Hollywood, Religion, and the Education were communists. He became obsessed and mixed his political views with theology. His influence is still strong and present in many social political venues today. Listen as Dr. Harris explains how this Idaho farmer became so radicalized.

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