Skip to comments.Joe McCarthy was right all along
Posted on 01/26/2013 2:52:13 PM PST by Olog-hai
Most Europeans are unlikely to be familiar with the facts behind the American term McCarthyism. They probably know it describes something very bad in American politicsthe Communist witch hunts of more than half a century ago. They may also know that simply uttering the term, like casting a spell, stops all debate cold by associating someone with the eponymous Joseph McCarthy. As the story goes, he was himself very bad. After all, he conducted those long ago Communist witch hunts, ruining his name in perpetuity. This probably exhausts general knowledge.
But heres a secret: Most Americans know little more than this same familiar but completely false narrative. In recent years, stunning revelations from archives in Washington and Moscow have confirmed that McCarthys investigationsand those conducted by other officials before and afternetted not innocent and imaginary witches, but secret cadres of hardened Communist agents determined to bring down the American republic. Surely, this makes Joe McCarthy a great patriot and deserving the plaudits of a grateful nation.
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