McCarthyism

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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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Naturally of particular interest to students of feminism, this book will also interest historians and students of popular culture interested in Cold War redbaiting.
Active or passive redbaiting also influenced the content of professional journals and texts for nearly two decades.
Internationals also engaged in brutal redbaiting campaigns to fight for the soul of their union or undermine industrial unionist rivals.
Labor's top leaders are not going to start talking about class; they are not going to form a labor party; they are not going to champion union democracy; they are not going to lead the global justice movement; they are not even going to confront their own redbaiting and pro-imperialist past (they have been asked to do so but so far have refused).
In any case, we could not help but be interested in someone brave enough to stage a forum like the one we had witnessed (and who got a good deal of redbaiting from McCarthyite politicians for doing so).
Shouldn't someone named as a Communist in a redbaiting paper be able to find out the paper's evidence?
In making Douglas's alleged Communist sympathies the focus of the election, the Nixon campaign went far beyond the Redbaiting that had been but one part of his attack on incumbent Jerry Voorhis in 1946.
Redbaiting silenced critics of the labor accord and helped create the conservative, consensual political environment of the 1950s.
But solidarity and organization proved a two-edged sword: The police, redbaiting them because they came from the guerrilla stronghold of Ayacucho, accused the Santa Rosa refugees of belonging to Shining Path.
When, for example, he wrote a contemptuous letter about sanctimonious equivocation and Redbaiting to one F.
He became an outspoken critic of redbaiting and McCarthyism in the 1950s.
War-time unity had deflated the "communist" charge; as one Georgia worker at Highlander's 1945 session commented, "we used to fall for this redbaiting stuff, but now we know what it's used for" - to divide the labor movement.