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McCarthyism

from U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy who acted out morbid fear of aliens, especially Communists. [Am. Hist.: Payton, 409]
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Dolinar convincingly concludes that instead of kowtowing to the McCarthyites, Hughes, "playing the trickster" like his acclaimed alter ego Jesse B.
46) There is also a concern regarding the McCarthyite penumbra associated with a duty to snitch.
Unfortunately, despite his attentive reading of Roth's novels, Rampton never quite defines the essence of this "stupidity"; instead, he inventories things that Roth seems to despise--a collection of targets that ranges from McCarthyite persecutors to academic feminists--and labels them stupid.
The fourth chapter explores McCarthyite crime films.
Putting the fear of Cod into shoppers by suggesting their homes were germ-ridden death traps, Dettol cashed in on swine flu paranoia for its Disinfectant Spray, with footage of swarming germs worthy of McCarthyite Cold War propaganda.
Recently I bought the autobiography of Robert Vaughn--yes, that's right, the Man from Uncle-but also a very intelligent actor, having written a well respected account of the McCarthyite era.
Her latest comments about the expenses scandal will not have brought that moment any closer - one senior Tory dismissed her complaints of a McCarthyite witch-hunt against MPs as "completely wacky".
Ms Chakrabarti, who has been a critic of the Government over issues like the detention of terror suspects, said: "I think this raises very serious questions about just how politicised, even McCarthyite, this operation was.
1) This increased scrutiny has largely fallen on the shoulders of rank and file teachers who now face the most precarious moment in terms of job security since the height of the McCarthyite movement of the 1950s.
Sir John compared the tactics adopted by Tony Blair, then leader of the Opposition, to the McCarthyite witchhunts against communist sympathisers in the United States in the 1950s.
In the fifties, at the peak of another similar era of liberal evisceration (in the face of McCarthyite conformism and national security fears), Arthur A.
government-supported attacks on the left by the McCarthyite right.