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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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Hard-line anti-Communists of the New York--based American Committee for Cultural Freedom were endlessly at odds with the parent organization in Paris; arguments ensued across many levels and venues of the CCF over the Rosenberg case, McCarthyism, and the position of minority groups in the US.
Truman and the Origins of McCarthyism (1971); David M.
It was once said McCarthyism was Americanism with its sleeves rolled up, and sleeve-rolling is new boss Mick McCarthy's only hope of saving a side rated 1-50 to go down.
When the sex life of an uptight straight male is made public, it is called `sexual McCarthyism.
Her novels, set in Belgium and New England, include The Single Hound (1938); The Bridge of Years (1946); Shadow of a Man (1950); A Shower of Summer Days (1952); Faithful Are the Wounds (1955), about a Harvard professor's suicide under the pressures of <IR> MCCARTHYISM </IR> ; The Birth of a Grandfather (1957); The Small Room (1961); Mrs.
The thematic chapters are devoted to political campaigns, the process of government, communism and McCarthyism, nuclear fear and the Cold war, politics and the media, labor and class, the Vietnam War, and war in the post-Cold War era.
Even if he does occasionally overreach in some of his analyses--for example, advancing the dubious argument that Truman's exaggerated rhetoric paved the way for the reckless 1950s McCarthyism attacks on personal loyalties--Karabell has given the story a rich texture in keeping with the times.
Under the new McCarthyism every nuance of private sexual behavior becomes fair game for public scrutiny.
Perhaps, as President Clinton's tribulations continue to fuel a backlash against "sexual McCarthyism," this timely book can provide an additional push for a rethinking of the ideological and legal orthodoxies that have gotten us where we are now.
In Many Are the Crimes: McCarthyism in America, Ellen Schrecker undertakes a double deconstruction: Of the anti-Communist crusade that became known as McCarthyism and of the American Communist Party (and the communist movement) at which it was ostensibly directed.
But a nation at its most powerful is also, paradoxically, a nation at its most vulnerable, so the task of protecting those famously fragile liberties from foreign influence and internal dissent required a sustained wave of domestic repression, whether overt in '50s McCarthyism or covert in its successors-Cointelpro and who knows what else.
Here, in part narrative, part political and social commentary, and part personal memoir he retells the reign of terror in the 1950s called McCarthyism and examines how it shaped the context for today's Global War on Terror.