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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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More worrying is the trend of increasing McCarthyism that is engulfing the debate surrounding CPEC, whereby anybody raising a query about it must be an "enemy of Pakistan." What we need, instead, is a dispassionate analysis based on facts.
Whilst each study illuminates the impact of McCarthyism on the individual, taken as a whole, the book provides compelling insights into the phenomenon of McCarthyism.
The continued use of the term "McCarthyism" as a way to tar one's political opponent 60 years after the death of Senator Joseph Raymond McCarthy (he died May 2, 1957) has descended into even deeper levels of absurdity.
Decades later, Repulicans are comparing calls for an investigation into the Trump administration's ties to Russia to McCarthy's hearings. House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, a Republican lawmaker from California, has said calls for a special prosecutor to investigation Trump and his advisers are based on speculation, not facts. "This is almost like McCarthyism revisited," Nunes told reporters in February.
The background of New York City just after World War II is superb, and the atmosphere of the Red Scare years and McCarthyism is very real, especially for those who lived through the period.
Christopher Salmon, police and crime commissioner for Dyfed-Powys, warned there was a fine line between encouraging victims of child abuse to speak out, and "McCarthyism".
Many innocent people saw their reputations ruined when they were labelled communists during the atmosphere of paranoia that existed in America in the 1950s, fuelled by Senator McCarthy and becoming known as McCarthyism.
Well, after seeing the "fight" against the parallel state in Turkey, we should say that we all might have exaggerated McCarthyism and the devil it represents.
To put it another way, what Americans in the 1950s knew as McCarthyism has reappeared in the form of Boykinism.
It draws parallels between the hysteria the hysteria about the Illuminati of the new American Republic of the 1790s and the McCarthyism of the 1950s, and considers the similarities between the anti-New Deal sentiments of the 1930s and the Tea Party movement of modern times.
Sent home by an injury, he finds the witch hunt of McCarthyism hurt him more than any bullet wound.
Forged by containment, detente, nuclear brinksmanship, and McCarthyism, this narrative positioned the United States as the internally flawed champion of freedom that needed to act responsibly in a world of totalitarianism.