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If the U.S. army had just given McCarthy's boy, Cohan the commission McCarthy demanded I wonder how this saga would have unfolded?
 

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McCarthy was just some drunk playing on hysteria for his own personal political benefit, using many of the legal immunities given to Senators in those days to protect his own ass. Most of the right wing in those days was being subsidized and funded by people like Fred Koch, who made a huge fortune as Joseph Stalin's favorite butt boy in the Soviet oil industry. Their goal was to make right wingers look like total retards and idiots, and they succeeded. They succeeded so well even William Buckley and Barry Goldwater worked hard to get them thrown out of the GOP, or else let the GOP die off from lack of votes. Goldwater and Buckley saved the GOP from extinction in the 1960's.
 

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You notice, none of these people try too defend McCarthy's methods because if they did, they would be defending the methods used by the Communists and Nazis. Right wing fanatics are the first to defend the constitution and the first the violate it.
See my post number 137..
I did and agree.
Neither of you cite any sources for the allegations you make...all you have is the liberal narrative of innuendo, rumor and lies.

Identify the methods of Mac that you think were so horrible...and the names of those you allege he mistreated and evidence to support your charges.

Now .....Let us look at some of the lies about Senator Joe McCarthy

The standard liberal narrative of Joseph McCarthy’s death is that it was due to liver complications from too much alcohol – or put more bluntly, McCarthy died of alcoholism.....which is not supported by the official death certificate............

Senator McCarthy entered Bethesda Naval Hospital April 28, 1957 for a knee injury he sustained while serving as a Marine in World War 2. He died on May 2 with the official cause of death given as “hepatitis, acute, cause unknown” of a “noninfectious type”.

The myth of McCarthy’s alcoholism was concocted to provide plausible affirmability of the liver theory. Dave Martin states that close associates of McCarthy at the time of his death related that the senator could not drink because of prior hepatitis infection.

Biographer M Stanton Evans also explained that although McCarthy was a social drinker, he laboriously nursed a single drink in order to maintain control of his mental faculties, recognizing that intoxication was a quick way to sink a political career.

Even the official documents claiming hepatitis are not to be believed, but since Wikipedia is a mouth piece for the US government and a shill for establishment historians, at the least it should hew the line on the official cause of death. It instead opts for the smarmy declaration that “It was hinted in the press that he died of alcoholism, an estimation that is accepted by contemporary biographers.”

Martin shrewdly notes that since the cause of the hepatitis was unknown, he could not have been treated for anything. In other words McCarthy did not suffer any of the types A-E for which treatment would be prescribed. Martin informs us that hepatitis may result from either infection or poisoning.

Martin also notes that McCarthy suffered infectious hepatitis in the early 1950s, subsequent to which he may have continued his moderate social drinking – although not in the months leading to his death - which may give plausibility to drinking as the cause of death. McCarthy was reported by friends such as the Kohlbergs and the senator’s wife as being in very good health in the week prior to his death. So an explanation is required to determine his sudden reversal, and it surely was not due to his knee injury.

The US government refused to obey local and national law regarding the performance of an autopsy upon McCarthy’s death. Martin relates that a friend of McCarthy, a certain Mr Engel, acting on behalf of the family, pleaded with the local, state, and national authorities to conduct an autopsy, but they unanimously refused even though required by law. Clearly the governments had something to hide.

The story then is that McCarthy was admitted to Bethesda Naval Hospital on April 27 for a knee injury. Then news accounts claimed that he suffered “acute hepatitis” for which he was put into an oxygen tent from which he was removed Tuesday, improving, though still in serious condition. Then his health took a turn for the worse, whereupon he died May 2.

This story doesn’t pass the smell test. Martin reports that non-infectious hepatitis has a mortality rate of only 5-10%. The most likely explanation of death is that the healthy McCarthy entered Bethesda for treatment of a knee injury, which the hospital then reported as hepatitis.

It is impossible for us to believe that a man who was healthy and feeling good - who walked into the hospital for treatment of a knee injury - died within 5 days of such admission from “acute hepatitis.” His past illness of hepatitis was the plausible story that he died of it while in Bethesda. He did not drink for months prior to admission to the hospital.

The so-called Army-McCarthy hearings were a turning point in the investigation into Soviet espionage in the United States, an event which earned the senator some powerful enemies, namely the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the entire seamy intelligence world infiltrated with soviet sympathizers and spies.

More lies about Senator Joe MacCarthy.............More lies about McCarthy


https://www.amazon.com/Blacklisted-History-Senator-McCarthy-Americas/dp/1400081068


Sen. Joseph McCarthy: Facts, Not The Catechism Of Lies

When conservatives parrot liberal lies about Joe McCarthy


Reference

Dave Martin, James Forrestal And Joe McCarthy, rense.com, September 29, 2011, accessed 10/11/2015

M Stanton Evans, Blacklisted by History, Three Rivers Press, New York, 2007, [Scribd Excerpt]

Wikipedia contributors. Joseph McCarthy. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. October 11, 2015, 15:15 UTC.

DC Dave, Why Senator Joe McCarthy Had to Be Destroyed, Before It's News, July 27, 2014, accessed 10/11/2015

https://www.amazon.com/Conspiracy-S...Z7FGM4VZ0NT&psc=1&refRID=M3AXQ4N4VZ7FGM4VZ0NT

When conservatives parrot liberal lies about Joe McCarthy


Joe McCarthy Was Right

Despite a campaign of attack launched against McCarthy by his political enemies in Congress and in the establishment media, over the next two years he persisted in his efforts to unmask the truth about communist penetration of the United States government. When the elections of 1952 gave the Republicans a majority in the Senate, McCarthy ascended to the chairmanship of the Government Operations Committee, and under the authority of the GOC’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, he instigated a series of hearings designed to uncover the truth about the communist menace on American soil. Specifically, McCarthy wanted to find out if people with connections to the American Communist Party or sympathetic to the goals of international communism in general were occupying sensitive positions inside the federal government, and among the organizations he targeted for investigation were the State Department, the CIA, the U.S. Information Agency, and the U.S. Army.


Who was Joseph McCarthy, and why is he, without question, hands-down -- the most widely and most viciously vilified personage in American history? The official version of history -- written by academic operatives serving the same ruling class which McCarthy sought to expose – teaches us that the Wisconsin Senator was a nasty bullying brute who dirtied the reputations of anyone who disagreed with him politically. As the story goes, if one was a “liberal,” the demagogue McCarthy slandered him as a “communist” and, just like that, an innocent man, or woman, was ruined. McCarthy’s mole-hunting came to be known as “McCarthyism” – a derogatory term still used today to describe political slanderers. More than sixty years after his crusade against “Red” traitors was stopped in its tracks, American school children, who learn very little about history (real or fake), will surely learn about the “evil” Joe McCarthy – and it’s all a pack of slickly-packaged lies. The history of Joe McCarthy is a story that absolutely must be corrected not merely for the sake of academic scholarship, but more importantly, because the very same “conspiracy so immense” that ultimately destroyed McCarthy is still alive and well today – and more dangerous than ever.This is the true story of Senator Joseph McCarthy – “Saint” Joseph of Wisconsin. Hallowed be his unjustly dirtied name.
I usually reference sources but the fact is there are so many good nonpartisan sources such as:
McCarthyism | History & Facts
McCarthyism and the Red Scare | Miller Center
https://www.amazon.com/FBI-Comprehensive-Reference-Guide/dp/089774991X
McCarthyism - Wikipedia
 

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McCarthy was just some drunk playing on hysteria for his own personal political benefit, using many of the legal immunities given to Senators in those days to protect his own ass. Most of the right wing in those days was being subsidized and funded by people like Fred Koch, who made a huge fortune as Joseph Stalin's favorite butt boy in the Soviet oil industry. Their goal was to make right wingers look like total retards and idiots, and they succeeded. They succeeded so well even William Buckley and Barry Goldwater worked hard to get them thrown out of the GOP, or else let the GOP die off from lack of votes. Goldwater and Buckley saved the GOP from extinction in the 1960's.
McCarthy's downfall was inevitable as he kept increasing the number of organizations and individuals he attacked. He came to fame in 1950, when he announced more 200 communist working in state department. On later questioning by the FBI and the US Senate at his censure hearing he was unable to name a single person or offer any evidence to support his claim.

His downfall, came when he attacked the top officials in the Army claiming a communist conspiracy existed. He then implied Eisenhower and his staff had knowledge of the conspiracy. Ike had enough. His administration released very damaging information about Roy Cohn, one of McCarthy's key attack dogs and later a close confident of Donald Trump. As McCarthy continued to attack the generals, Eisenhower called for a Senate investigation of charges levied by McCarthy. The Senate investigation of the Army rapidly became an investigation of McCarthy. What made the investigation so damaging for McCarthy was the coverage on national television. McCarthy was totally discredited. He was not able produce any proof to support his allegations. Shortly after the Army investigation, the Senate began herrings on McCarthy which resulted in a Senate Censure. This was McCarthy's last term in office.

After his condemnation and censure, Joseph McCarthy continued to perform his senatorial duties for another two and a half years. But his career as a major public figure had been irreparably ruined. His colleagues in the Senate obviously avoided him; his speeches on the Senate floor were delivered to a near-empty chamber or they were received with intentional and conspicuous displays of inattention. The press that had once recorded his every public statement now ignored him, and outside speaking engagements dwindled almost to nothing. President Eisenhower, finally freed of McCarthy's political intimidation, quipped to his Cabinet that McCarthyism was now "McCarthywasm".

McCarthyism and the Red Scare | Miller Center
Joseph McCarthy - Wikipedia
 
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McCarthy was just some drunk playing on hysteria for his own personal political benefit, using many of the legal immunities given to Senators in those days to protect his own ass. Most of the right wing in those days was being subsidized and funded by people like Fred Koch, who made a huge fortune as Joseph Stalin's favorite butt boy in the Soviet oil industry. Their goal was to make right wingers look like total retards and idiots, and they succeeded. They succeeded so well even William Buckley and Barry Goldwater worked hard to get them thrown out of the GOP, or else let the GOP die off from lack of votes. Goldwater and Buckley saved the GOP from extinction in the 1960's.
McCarthy's downfall was inevitable as he kept increasing the number of organizations and individuals he attacked. He came to fame in 1950, when he announced more 200 communist working in state department. On later questioning by the FBI and the US Senate at his censure hearing he was unable to name a single person or offer any evidence to support his claim.

His downfall, came when he attacked the top officials in the Army claiming a communist conspiracy existed. He then implied Eisenhower and his staff had knowledge of the conspiracy. Ike had enough. His administration released very damaging information about Roy Cohn, one of McCarthy's key attack dogs and later a close confident of Donald Trump. As McCarthy continued to attack the generals, Eisenhower called for a Senate investigation of charges levied by McCarthy. The Senate investigation of the Army rapidly became an investigation of McCarthy. What made the investigation so damaging for McCarthy was the coverage on national television. McCarthy was totally discredited. He was not able produce any proof to support his allegations. Shortly after the Army investigation, the Senate began herrings on McCarthy which resulted in a Senate Censure. This was McCarthy's last term in office.

After his condemnation and censure, Joseph McCarthy continued to perform his senatorial duties for another two and a half years. But his career as a major public figure had been irreparably ruined. His colleagues in the Senate obviously avoided him; his speeches on the Senate floor were delivered to a near-empty chamber or they were received with intentional and conspicuous displays of inattention. The press that had once recorded his every public statement now ignored him, and outside speaking engagements dwindled almost to nothing. President Eisenhower, finally freed of McCarthy's political intimidation, quipped to his Cabinet that McCarthyism was now "McCarthywasm".

McCarthyism and the Red Scare | Miller Center
Joseph McCarthy - Wikipedia
You're regurgitating the same talking points that the McCarthy hate mob has been using for decades. This shit was all discredited when the Venona cables were published and the Soviet archives were opened.

All you're proving is your zeal to dispense communist propaganda.
 

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You notice, none of these people try too defend McCarthy's methods because if they did, they would be defending the methods used by the Communists and Nazis. Right wing fanatics are the first to defend the constitution and the first the violate it.
See my post number 137..
I did and agree.
Neither of you cite any sources for the allegations you make...all you have is the liberal narrative of innuendo, rumor and lies.

Identify the methods of Mac that you think were so horrible...and the names of those you allege he mistreated and evidence to support your charges.

Now .....Let us look at some of the lies about Senator Joe McCarthy

The standard liberal narrative of Joseph McCarthy’s death is that it was due to liver complications from too much alcohol – or put more bluntly, McCarthy died of alcoholism.....which is not supported by the official death certificate............

Senator McCarthy entered Bethesda Naval Hospital April 28, 1957 for a knee injury he sustained while serving as a Marine in World War 2. He died on May 2 with the official cause of death given as “hepatitis, acute, cause unknown” of a “noninfectious type”.

The myth of McCarthy’s alcoholism was concocted to provide plausible affirmability of the liver theory. Dave Martin states that close associates of McCarthy at the time of his death related that the senator could not drink because of prior hepatitis infection.

Biographer M Stanton Evans also explained that although McCarthy was a social drinker, he laboriously nursed a single drink in order to maintain control of his mental faculties, recognizing that intoxication was a quick way to sink a political career.

Even the official documents claiming hepatitis are not to be believed, but since Wikipedia is a mouth piece for the US government and a shill for establishment historians, at the least it should hew the line on the official cause of death. It instead opts for the smarmy declaration that “It was hinted in the press that he died of alcoholism, an estimation that is accepted by contemporary biographers.”

Martin shrewdly notes that since the cause of the hepatitis was unknown, he could not have been treated for anything. In other words McCarthy did not suffer any of the types A-E for which treatment would be prescribed. Martin informs us that hepatitis may result from either infection or poisoning.

Martin also notes that McCarthy suffered infectious hepatitis in the early 1950s, subsequent to which he may have continued his moderate social drinking – although not in the months leading to his death - which may give plausibility to drinking as the cause of death. McCarthy was reported by friends such as the Kohlbergs and the senator’s wife as being in very good health in the week prior to his death. So an explanation is required to determine his sudden reversal, and it surely was not due to his knee injury.

The US government refused to obey local and national law regarding the performance of an autopsy upon McCarthy’s death. Martin relates that a friend of McCarthy, a certain Mr Engel, acting on behalf of the family, pleaded with the local, state, and national authorities to conduct an autopsy, but they unanimously refused even though required by law. Clearly the governments had something to hide.

The story then is that McCarthy was admitted to Bethesda Naval Hospital on April 27 for a knee injury. Then news accounts claimed that he suffered “acute hepatitis” for which he was put into an oxygen tent from which he was removed Tuesday, improving, though still in serious condition. Then his health took a turn for the worse, whereupon he died May 2.

This story doesn’t pass the smell test. Martin reports that non-infectious hepatitis has a mortality rate of only 5-10%. The most likely explanation of death is that the healthy McCarthy entered Bethesda for treatment of a knee injury, which the hospital then reported as hepatitis.

It is impossible for us to believe that a man who was healthy and feeling good - who walked into the hospital for treatment of a knee injury - died within 5 days of such admission from “acute hepatitis.” His past illness of hepatitis was the plausible story that he died of it while in Bethesda. He did not drink for months prior to admission to the hospital.

The so-called Army-McCarthy hearings were a turning point in the investigation into Soviet espionage in the United States, an event which earned the senator some powerful enemies, namely the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the entire seamy intelligence world infiltrated with soviet sympathizers and spies.

More lies about Senator Joe MacCarthy.............More lies about McCarthy


https://www.amazon.com/Blacklisted-History-Senator-McCarthy-Americas/dp/1400081068


Sen. Joseph McCarthy: Facts, Not The Catechism Of Lies

When conservatives parrot liberal lies about Joe McCarthy


Reference

Dave Martin, James Forrestal And Joe McCarthy, rense.com, September 29, 2011, accessed 10/11/2015

M Stanton Evans, Blacklisted by History, Three Rivers Press, New York, 2007, [Scribd Excerpt]

Wikipedia contributors. Joseph McCarthy. Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. October 11, 2015, 15:15 UTC.

DC Dave, Why Senator Joe McCarthy Had to Be Destroyed, Before It's News, July 27, 2014, accessed 10/11/2015

https://www.amazon.com/Conspiracy-S...Z7FGM4VZ0NT&psc=1&refRID=M3AXQ4N4VZ7FGM4VZ0NT

When conservatives parrot liberal lies about Joe McCarthy


Joe McCarthy Was Right

Despite a campaign of attack launched against McCarthy by his political enemies in Congress and in the establishment media, over the next two years he persisted in his efforts to unmask the truth about communist penetration of the United States government. When the elections of 1952 gave the Republicans a majority in the Senate, McCarthy ascended to the chairmanship of the Government Operations Committee, and under the authority of the GOC’s Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, he instigated a series of hearings designed to uncover the truth about the communist menace on American soil. Specifically, McCarthy wanted to find out if people with connections to the American Communist Party or sympathetic to the goals of international communism in general were occupying sensitive positions inside the federal government, and among the organizations he targeted for investigation were the State Department, the CIA, the U.S. Information Agency, and the U.S. Army.


Who was Joseph McCarthy, and why is he, without question, hands-down -- the most widely and most viciously vilified personage in American history? The official version of history -- written by academic operatives serving the same ruling class which McCarthy sought to expose – teaches us that the Wisconsin Senator was a nasty bullying brute who dirtied the reputations of anyone who disagreed with him politically. As the story goes, if one was a “liberal,” the demagogue McCarthy slandered him as a “communist” and, just like that, an innocent man, or woman, was ruined. McCarthy’s mole-hunting came to be known as “McCarthyism” – a derogatory term still used today to describe political slanderers. More than sixty years after his crusade against “Red” traitors was stopped in its tracks, American school children, who learn very little about history (real or fake), will surely learn about the “evil” Joe McCarthy – and it’s all a pack of slickly-packaged lies. The history of Joe McCarthy is a story that absolutely must be corrected not merely for the sake of academic scholarship, but more importantly, because the very same “conspiracy so immense” that ultimately destroyed McCarthy is still alive and well today – and more dangerous than ever.This is the true story of Senator Joseph McCarthy – “Saint” Joseph of Wisconsin. Hallowed be his unjustly dirtied name.
I usually reference sources but the fact is there are so many good nonpartisan sources such as:
McCarthyism | History & Facts
McCarthyism and the Red Scare | Miller Center
https://www.amazon.com/FBI-Comprehensive-Reference-Guide/dp/089774991X
McCarthyism - Wikipedia
Discredited communist propaganda.
 
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Blah, blah, blah...
Are you too fucking dumb to follow it?
Nah. Just bored with revisionist history. What next? Hitler was a misunderstood artist?
All history is subject to revisions, you fucking Stalinist. Apparently you believe we should continue to propagate wrong information. That takes a special kind of stupid.
The liberal concept of 'revisionist history' is being used more and more to censor the truth and restrict access to it.

I was at The V.A. earlier today and whilst waiting for my appointment used their computers....I found that certain conservative sites could not be accessed....the reason posted.....Access denied to revisionist history.
 

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Blah, blah, blah...
Are you too fucking dumb to follow it?
Nah. Just bored with revisionist history. What next? Hitler was a misunderstood artist?
All history is subject to revisions, you fucking Stalinist. Apparently you believe we should continue to propagate wrong information. That takes a special kind of stupid.
The liberal concept of 'revisionist history' is being used more and more to censor the truth and restrict access to it.

I was at The V.A. earlier today and whilst waiting for my appointment used their computers....I found that certain conservative sites could not be accessed....the reason posted.....Access denied to revisionist history.
Do you believe Kennedy was shot by Oswald and Oswald alone?
Do you believe in the moon landing?
 

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Yet as has been revealed for some time now McCarthy was correct.

Communism - McCarthy Was Right



Outrageously even to this day the democats/liberals/socialists/marxists/communists continue to villify and lie about him despite the fact they should know better and perhaps they do but as per sop they never let the truth get in the way of their narrative.


The Vindication of Joseph McCarthy - The Objective Standard



On This Day: McCarthy warns of communists in State Department

Rightwing revisionism and lies – conservatives at their most reprehensible.
 

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Yet as has been revealed for some time now McCarthy was correct.

Communism - McCarthy Was Right



Outrageously even to this day the democats/liberals/socialists/marxists/communists continue to villify and lie about him despite the fact they should know better and perhaps they do but as per sop they never let the truth get in the way of their narrative.


The Vindication of Joseph McCarthy - The Objective Standard



On This Day: McCarthy warns of communists in State Department

Rightwing revisionism and lies – conservatives at their most reprehensible.
You still don't get the point. Most people that demonize McCarthy do so not because he was wrong about communism in the country but rather because of the methods he use to fight communism. In America we judge people not by what we think they believe but by their actions. If a person attended a communist meeting, it does not mean he or she is communist. It just mean they attended a communist meeting and in itself proves nothing other than that. To believe otherwise is to believe in guilt by association. And for McCarthy that was proof enough to label people a communist and encourage loyal Americans to ostracize them from society, and the workplace.
 
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Yet as has been revealed for some time now McCarthy was correct.

Communism - McCarthy Was Right



Outrageously even to this day the democats/liberals/socialists/marxists/communists continue to villify and lie about him despite the fact they should know better and perhaps they do but as per sop they never let the truth get in the way of their narrative.


The Vindication of Joseph McCarthy - The Objective Standard



On This Day: McCarthy warns of communists in State Department

Rightwing revisionism and lies – conservatives at their most reprehensible.
You still don't get the point. Most people that demonize McCarthy do so not because he was wrong about communism in the country but rather because of the methods he use to fight communism. In America we judge people not by what we think they believe but by their actions. If a person attended a communist meeting, it does not mean he or she is communist. It just mean they attended a communist meeting and in itself proves nothing other than that. To believe otherwise is to believe in guilt by association. And for McCarthy that was proof enough to label people a communist and encourage loyal Americans to ostracize them from society, and the workplace.

You constantly talk about his methods.....yet you present nothing to make your point.

All you do is repeat the claims made by communist sympathizers which amounts only to smear tactics to demonize Joe McCarthy....in other words you and your ilk are doing exactly what you claim McCarthy did.


Was it fair for McCarthy to make all those names public and ruin reputations?

That is precisely why McCarthy did not make the names public. Four times during McCarthy's February 20th speech, Senator Scott Lucas demanded that McCarthy make the 81 names public, but McCarthy refused to do so, responding that "if I were to give all the names involved, it might leave a wrong impression. If we should label one man a communist when he is not a communist, I think it would be too bad." What McCarthy did was to identify the individuals only by case numbers, not by their names.

By the way, it took McCarthy some six hours to make that February 20th speech because of harassment by hostile senators, four of whom - Scott Lucas, Brien McMahon, Garrett Withers, and Herbert Lehman - interrupted him a total of 123 times. It should also be noted that McCarthy was not indicting the entire State Department. He said that "the vast majority of the employees of the State Department are loyal" and that he was only after the ones who had demonstrated a loyalty to the Soviet Union or to the Communist Party.

Further, McCarthy admitted that "some of these individuals whose cases I am giving the Senate are no longer in the State Department. A sizable number of them are not. Some of them have transferred to other government work, work allied with the State Department. Others have been transferred to the United Nations."


The New American - The Real McCarthy Record - September 2, 1996

Irregardless.........................

Never Forget: Joe McCarthy Was Right!





Senator Joseph McCarthy, a courageous and patriotic American.

“Senator Cruz’s substantive point was absolutely correct: in the mid-1990s, the Harvard Law School faculty included numerous self-described proponents of ‘critical legal studies’ — a school of thought explicitly derived from Marxism – and they far outnumbered Republicans.”
Catherine Frazier, spokeswoman for Sen. Ted Cruz

Democrats and the major news media — but I repeat myself — have decided that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz’s opposition to the Chuck Hagel nomination makes him the “New McCarthy.”

And they say that like it’s a bad thing.

Sen. Joseph McCarthy has been unjustly and dishonestly maligned for so long that even many conservative Republicans nowadays use “McCarthyism” as a slur, without any real understanding of who the man was, or what he was trying to accomplish.

Intellectuals who today think of themselves as the rightful heirs of William F. Buckley Jr. often seem to forget that the second book Buckley wrote, after God and Man at Yale, was McCarthy and His Enemies, which Buckley co-authored with his brother-in-law Brent Bozell (father of Brent Bozell III, who is today head of the Media Research Center). Buckley knew, as do all honest and intelligent students of the Cold War era, that even if one stipulates McCarthy made mistakes and had unfortunate personality traits, he was really a better man than his vindictive critics, and certainly more sincerely patriotic than the Communist enemies he sought to expose.

Never Forget: Joe McCarthy Was Right!



Beginning in the late 1960s, John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr say, the study of communism in America was taken over by "revisionists" who have attempted to portray the U.S. as the aggressor in the Cold War and saw suspicion about the American Communist Party (CPUSA) as baseless "paranoia." In this intriguing book, they show how, years after the death of communism, the leading historical journals and many prominent historians continue to teach that America's rejection of the Party was a tragic error, that American Communists were actually unsung heroes working for democratic ideals, and that those anti-Communist liberals and conservatives who drove the CPUSA to the margins of American politics in the 1950s were malicious figures deserving condemnation. The focus of "In Denial" is what the authors call "lying about spying." Haynes and Klehr examine the ways in which revisionist scholars have ignored or distorted new evidence from recently-opened Russian archives about espionage links between Moscow and the CPUSA. They analyze the mythology that continues to suggest, against all evidence, that Alger Hiss, Julius Rosenberg, Harry Dexter White, Lauchlin Currie, and others who betrayed the United States were more sinned against than sinning. They set the record straight about the spies among us. Haynes and Klehr were the first U.S. historians who used the newly opened archives of the former Soviet Union to examine the history of American communism. "In Denial" is the record of what they discovered there. They show that while the international communist movement may be dead, conflict over the meaning of the communist experience in America is still very much with us.

https://www.amazon.com/Denial-Histo...&linkCode=w00&linkId=&creativeASIN=159403088X
 
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