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Another way he presents his views to the reader is by referring to the Puritan leadership as a junta that has seized power and insinuating that their views and beliefs were different than those of their forefathers. By referring to the leaders as a junta, he dredges up visions of brutal military dictatorships, violent revolutions, and simmering unrest. This is another example of Miller's disdain for the beliefs and actions of Puritans, both in Salem and elsewhere. His attempt to separate the people of Salem from the entire Puritan religion seems to be a slight apology, an attempt to focus his on a small section of people. The primary purpose of this is to show that the play is not purely an attack on Puritanism, but an attack on the mindsets and actions of those involves in the witch trials.
Another of Miller's injections of his beliefs into the play is to proclaim that history is still repeating itself, that even today society is still in the grip of the state of mind that led to the witch trials. He believes that unless society can recognize its faults and try to correct them, similar events to those at Salem will continue to take place. This is most likely a criticism of the McCarthy Trials, which Miller considered to be little more than a modern day witch hunt.