Speaking out

I applaud the Screen Actors Guild for opposing the return of McCarthyism and the entertainment industry blacklisting actors who speak out against war with Iraq (Quick Takes, March 5). But McCarthyism can surface at either end of the political spectrum, and Hollywood’s liberal establishment is just as likely to blacklist actors for their pro-war sentiments (or conservative views in general, for that matter). Regardless of who does the blacklisting -- the left or the right -- McCarthyism is un-American, and it is wrong.

Richard Stehr

Los Angeles