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Ike and McCarthy: Dwight Eisenhower's Secret Campaign against Joseph McCarthy

by David A. Nichols,
The Huffington Post, March 20, 2017

Between February 1950, when he charged that the State Department was “infested” with communists and held up a list, which he claimed contained the names of subversives, and December 1954, when he was censured by the United States Senate, Joseph McCarthy was a potent force in American politics. Since then, the word McCarthyism has become synonymous with red-baiting witch-hunts based on half-truths and alternative facts.


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