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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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I do not think my review can be construed to "start from the premise that only a conservative can be a great man," or that I think "liberals are a shabby tribe of deluded, unpatriotic, over-privileged, and hypocritical millionaires." To the contrary, I perceive, as I think Moynihan perceived, that today's liberals differ markedly from the 1950s liberals Hodgson describes as "patriotic social democrats, who called themselves liberals because they were afraid of attack, not from the Left, but from the McCarthyite Right," and who, like Moynihan, adhered to a liberalism that "grew out of his New Deal reverence for what he called ...
Musmanno was a controversial figure who began his legal career as a champion of Sacco and Vanzetti, and who dismally concluded his career as a red-baiting McCarthyite and a buffoon of crass self-promotion at the Eichmann trial.
The importance of 'knowing your source, and the need to help pupils develop information literacy skills, was clearly brought home to history teacher Ben Walsh when he asked his GCSE students to research information about the Owen Lattimore case in the context of the McCarthyite 'Red Scare' in the USA in the 1950s:
Broe structures his concise book into five main chapters: the Home Front detective as dissident lawman (or, politically correct, -woman) followed by two chapters entitled Noir Part I and Noir Part II, of which the first deals with socialism, and the second with "Fugitive Kinds." The fourth chapter explores McCarthyite crime films.
Plenty of Hollenbeck's friends and colleagues were quick to blame his death on New York Journal-American columnist Jack O'Brian, a McCarthyite and redbaiter who relentlessly bullied and badgered Hollenbeck.
Recently I bought the autobiography of Robert Vaughn--yes, that's right, the Man from Uncle-but also a very intelligent actor, having written a well respected account of the McCarthyite era.
At the same time, American propaganda fell foul of conservative, even McCarthyite, attitudes to the visual arts in the US.
Her latest comments about the expenses scandal will not have brought that moment any closer - one senior Tory dismissed her complaints of a McCarthyite witch-hunt against MPs as "completely wacky".
Ms Chakrabarti, who has been a critic of the Government over issues like the detention of terror suspects, said: "I think this raises very serious questions about just how politicised, even McCarthyite, this operation was." There is no suggestion she was in any way involved in the leaks..
Similarly he was a victim of another McCarthyite smear, when later accused of granting passports for the Soviet agents Peter and Helen Kroger.
* In addition to being wrong, Kristol is also a vicious McCarthyite toward those with whom he disagrees, and among his prime targets has been, um, The New York Times.