It is worth noting that these were primarily journalists and social scientists. There were also some second-and-third rate scientists in the background who may have been in legitimately scientific fields of study, but had been co-opted by the excitement of getting to be on the deciding edge of
With a change of some cultural details, something similar could be written today. They showed their colors 75 years ago, then. Not to the average observer, perhaps, but at least to one who was as clear-eyed as Lewis. That's what I call being woke.