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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.
The Northwest is the epicenter of a Green Scare possibly as virulent as the Red Scare of the McCarthy era.
The Limon Dance Company has revived The Traitor (1954), a Judas-like piece Limon made in response to the treachery and paranoia of the McCarthy era. A more recent work is David Gordon's Trying Times (1982), which celebrates the "terrible ordinariness" of daily life.
159) similar to communists in the McCarthy era, government "coercion" (J.R.
A glut of draws had typified Glenn Hoddle's reign as Molineux boss and Wolves prepared for the new Mick McCarthy era with another stalemate.
Now in a second revised edition, The Girl is a novel by fiery female writer Meridel le Sueur (1900-1996), who survived a blacklist during the McCarthy era of the 1950s and a rediscovery of her work in the 1970s.
Since Carl Foreman, the writer of the screenplay, was a leftist and went into exile in London during the McCarthy era, there are those who have described the movie as a metaphor for Hollywood blacklisting.
Biberman's book, Salt of the Earth: The Making of a Film, a unique, first-hand insight into the McCarthy era and the devastating impact of the blacklist.
Thus the film colony found itself at the centre of American postwar politics--a controversial era which has since produced countless memoirs, documentaries and films, most as hugely distorted as George Clooney's new film on the McCarthy era, Good Night and Good Luck, is likely to be.
"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.