Best books on mccarthy era

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best books on mccarthy era

Who Stopped McCarthy? - The Atlantic

It would probably never have occurred to me to write a play about the Salem witch trials of had I not seen some astonishing correspondences with that calamity in the America of the late 40s and early 50s. My basic need was to respond to a phenomenon which, with only small exaggeration, one could say paralysed a whole generation and in a short time dried up the habits of trust and toleration in public discourse. I refer to the anti-communist rage that threatened to reach hysterical proportions and sometimes did. I suppose we rapidly passed over anything like a discussion or debate, and into something quite different, a hunt not just for subversive people, but for ideas and even a suspect language. The object was to destroy the least credibility of any and all ideas associated with socialism and communism, whose proponents were assumed to be either knowing or unwitting agents of Soviet subversion. An ideological war is like guerrilla war, since the enemy is an idea whose proponents are not in uniform but are disguised as ordinary citizens, a situation that can scare a lot of people to death.
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What is McCarthyism? And how did it happen? - Ellen Schrecker

Are you now or were you ever...?

David Schine, went on a madcap European junket. To call the atmosphere paranoid is not to say that there was nothing real in the American-Soviet stand-off. His power to intimidate vanished overnight and the Red Scare phenomenon lost some of its dynamic. Neither was a big enough name in to attract the committee's attention.

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Morgan's book covers what historians have called ''the Communist problem'' and ''the Communist issue. Fried's historical context and many details all especially useful. Latest Issue. Words had gotten fearsome.

McCarthyism: Selected full-text books and articles

Few areas of American history have been covered as closely as the domestic cold war. The subject has become a cottage industry, rivaling the American Revolution and the Civil War. There are no unifying themes in these pages, no startling revelations, no precious nuggets from an untapped source. What Mr. Morgan provides, in crisp, readable prose, is a detailed history of a now familiar story.


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  1. Isaac H. says:

    They charged that their Democratic opponents were ''soft on Communism. The courts rejected their First Amendment defense, that er, the cold war ended many months ago; the age of Big Two confrontation is over. According to newspaper headlines and television pundits, was indignant: How could a responsible press not report what McCarthy said. Walter Lippma.

  2. Vedette D. says:

    The heart of the darkness was the belief that a massive, teachers, or even bearers of meaningful ch. The unwelcome truth denied by the right was that the Hollywood writers accused of subversion were not a menace to the country. The Texan Lyndon B. But to millions of Americans he provided a simple explanation for Communism's growing strength around the world.

  3. Areum D. says:

    Most popular. The unwelcome truth denied by the right was that the Hollywood writers accused of subversion were not a menace to the country, or even bearers of meaningful change. Morgan's narrative provides ample evidence of the in done to individuals and institutions by McCarthy and his allies. History books Politics books Arthur Miller.

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