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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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But the New McCarthyites are perhaps less damaging when they attack the old Cold War liberals than when they attack the loyalty of Democrats and liberals today.
Sure, the McCarthyites pegged Alger Hiss as a Soviet spy; and, to their later embarrassment, many of Hiss's colleagues at the State Department had the greatest difficulty bringing themselves to believe that Hiss was a traitor.
Regretfully, the anti-privacy McCarthyites of Virtue have many allies in the media, which have spewed forth anti-Clinton verbiage day in and day out.
Hence a danger signal has to be raised high if we are to defend and preserve our liberties against the McCarthyites of Virtue.
Similarly, he reiterates the standard interpretation of candidate Eisenhower as caving in only very reluctantly in the famous case of the 1952 campaign speech wherein he decided not to defend General Marshall against McCarthy's attacks; recounting this episode without further explanation does little to advance the thesis that Eisenhower agreed with the McCarthyites in his heart.
20), but maintains that as president, Ike "shared with the McCarthyites much of their obsession with internal security and their unconcern for civil liberties" (p.
Such an ardent McCarthyite and Taft Republican as the novelist Louis Bromfield, in his forgotten classic A New Pattern for a Tired World (1954), referred to the Soviets' "ramshackle empire," and characterized the Marxist movement as an "international psychopathic cult," which could not long survive without infusions of technology and aid from the West.
23) Asked by McCarthyites to disclose what steps were
But by acquiescing in the terms of the right's attack, the Administration strengthens those who would drive abortion back into the closet, of the new McCarthyites who would administer a sexually correct loyalty oath to presidential appointees.
Milosz (who even after 1953 was distrusted by the McCarthyites because he had once joined the Polish Communist Party) seems to have thought of the Baltic peoples as still existent but receding into the past, with the Caribs and the Incas.
According to Levy, Commager feared that the book would provide "scholarly ammunition for misuse by McCarthyites.