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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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The brave act of producing this play pitted Yiddish culture against McCarthyist political persecution.
A political campaign is being waged on Facebook in which the posters declare their patriotism and vow to "take America back." Besides the obvious McCarthyist sentiment, I wonder who took America away from them and how they propose to take it back.
From the rise of the research university and the proliferation of secular colleges in the late 19th century to the Progressive--and New Deal-era enthusiasm for melding scientific research with social reform; from the postwar McCarthyist worry that there was a communist behind every lectern to the campus unrest of the 1960s, the American professoriate has for over a century been "imprinted" anew as a guild for theologically and politically liberal thinkers.
Wikipedia points out that: "This usage is especially associated with the Second Red Scare of the 1950s (the McCarthyist persecution of communists in the United States)."
Surprisingly, given the McCarthyist atmosphere of the time, Senator Johnson refused to shy away from the Communist press's embrace of his resolution.
Churchill draws persuasive parallels between the brown scare of World War II (when German-American loyalties were questioned), the McCarthyist red scare that followed (its leaders drew lessons from the brown scare), and the second brown scare of the 1990s, directed at private militias.
The propaganda he made in McCarthyist America for this revolt against the 'Communist-Fascist regime' in Jakarta was so effective that Di Tiro soon found himself befriended by conservative congress members, and by the CIA.
Remarking on how California's Disneyland was built and opened in the context of the Cold War and McCarthyist America, Erika Doss underscores the labour expended in order to establish 'clear demarcations between the forces of good and evil (Snow White vs.
by immigration authorities as he had become one of the targets of the McCarthyist anti-communist witch-hunt.
It may be hard to believe that a man who, as recently as 2004 in the biographical movie Kinsey, was lauded as a brave revolutionary bucking a "McCarthyist" system could be guilty of such striking scientific fraud; thus, The Kinsey Syndrome documents its accusations well.
Modern day "witch-hunts" include the McCarthyist search for communists in the USA during the Cold War in 1953, though this was discredited partly by being compared to the Salem Witch trials of 1692, when 150 people in Massachusetts were accused of witchcraft, and 14 women and five men were hanged.