Blacklisted by history : the untold story of Senator Joe by McCarthy, Joseph /.; McCarthy, Joseph; Evans, Medford

By McCarthy, Joseph /.; McCarthy, Joseph; Evans, Medford Stanton; McCarthy, Joseph

Accused of making a bogus pink Scare and smearing numerous blameless sufferers in a five-year reign of terror, Senator Joseph McCarthy is remembered as a demagogue, a bully, and a liar. A part century after his dying, his identify continues to be synonymous with witch hunts. yet that photograph is inaccurate, as veteran journalist Evans continues during this groundbreaking e-book, according to six years of in depth examine. Drawing on primary Read more...

summary: Accused of constructing a bogus crimson Scare and smearing numerous blameless sufferers in a five-year reign of terror, Senator Joseph McCarthy is remembered as a demagogue, a bully, and a liar. A part century after his demise, his identify is still synonymous with witch hunts. yet that picture is inaccurate, as veteran journalist Evans continues during this groundbreaking publication, according to six years of in depth examine. Drawing on fundamental sources--including U.S. executive documents and FBI records, in addition to fresh examine from Soviet archives--Evans provides irrefutable proof of a constant Communist force to penetrate our govt, effect its guidelines, and scouse borrow its secrets and techniques. He additionally exhibits that U.S. officers supposedly guarding by contrast possibility not just allow it ensue yet actively coated it up--precisely as Joe McCarthy contended. This publication claims to supply the 1st actual account of what McCarthy did and, extra extensively, what particularly occurred to the United States through the chilly War.--From writer description

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3 Yet another important source of information—in some ways the most important—is the huge, formerly secret counterintelligence archive of the FBI, which was closely tracking Communist and pro-Communist activities in the United States well before the advent of the Cold War. These records, running to hundreds of thousands of pages, include agent reports, surveillance files, data from wiretaps and informants, and memoranda that synthesize the Bureau’s major findings on its cases. These materials have become in part available in recent decades through Freedom of Information requests and legal actions.

Conspicuously absent were editions for January and February 1950—the sequence jumping, without explanation, from December 1949 to March 1950. Written inquiry to the librarian produced no reply as to what had happened to these records. The further thought then occurred that the Library of Congress, which maintains back issues of numerous journals from across the country, might have Intelligencers in its holdings. And indeed, the Library does have such a collection—except, again, not these particular issues.

He stood for a much wider evil that swept the nation at midcentury—a “Red scare” allegedly fertile of many horrors. In a siege of mass paranoia, it’s said, innocent people were hounded out of public life, fired from jobs, and otherwise made to suffer as agents of a fantastic plot that existed only in the fevered brains of know-nothings and vigilantes. As McCarthy was the main avatar of this delusion, continued harping on his crimes is essential to make sure nothing of this dreadful nature will ever again be allowed to happen.

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