the practice of making accusations of disloyalty, especially of pro-Communist activity, in many instances unsupported by proof or based on slight, doubtful, or irrelevant evidence.
the practice of making unfair allegations or using unfair investigative techniques, especially in order to restrict dissent or political criticism.
McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason
without proper regard for evidence. It also means "the practice of making unfair ...
"Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Communist party?" In the
1950s, thousands of Americans who toiled in the government, served in the ...
Senator Joseph McCarthy, McCarthyism, and The Witch Hunt. On November 14,
1908, Joseph McCarthy was born into a Roman Catholic family as the fifth of ...
In a February speech , Joseph McCarthy argues that the United States is losing the Cold War and that the fault rests with McCarthy's political enemies in the Truman administration:
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Aug 23, 2006 ... While the House Un-American Activities Committee had been formed in 1938 as
an anti-Communist organ, McCarthy's accusations heightened ...
“McCarthyism” has become synonymous with reckless opportunism, cruel and
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McCarthyism / The "Red Scare". Senator Joseph R. McCarthy was a little-known
junior senator from Wisconsin until February 1950 when he claimed to possess ...
On February 9, 1950, Senator Joseph McCarthy stepped into the spotlight of
national attention with a speech given at Wheeling, West Virginia. McCarthy was