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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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Deery demonstrates that during the McCarthy era the left was besieged, but it was never silenced.
During the McCarthy era, gays and lesbians were jailed, placed in mental institutions, or shot to death" (Katz, 1992).
It dawned on me that this fascist architecture might be having a long overdue symbolic makeover, and its cold, enormous halls (symmetrical, monumental, pompous) were entering a new era: the McCarthy era.
This program, because of its unique humanistic empowerment of young people, came under attack by conservatives during the McCarthy era of the 1950s who claimed it was un-American and socialistic.
David Cole, a professor at the Georgetown University Law Center, said it ``imposes guilt by association, resurrecting the worst of the McCarthy era.
Based on Arthur Miller's play about the Salem Witch Trials, the story is an allegory of the anti-Communist hysteria during the McCarthy era in the U.
DEADLY FARCE: HARVEY MATUSOW AND THE INFORMER SYSTEM IN THE McCARTHY ERA.
On page 436, she writes: "She [Alice Walker] thought of [James] Baldwin's courage, during the McCarthy era, in publishing Giovanni's Room (1956) with its daring theme of interracial gay love.
Whatever precursors you might find in the McCarthy era and elsewhere, his Great Backlash begins with George Wallace's crusade against the "pointy-headed intellectuals" and Spiro Agnew's war on the "effete corps of impudent snobs.
And in the McCarthy era, they upheld actions against communists, he notes.
Virtually lost in the debates, however, was the fact that the House bill would have radically rewritten immigration law to return us to the McCarthy era.
But before we get there, we must talk about the McCarthy era and its impact on black theatre artists.