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

Ike and McCarthy:  Dwight Eisenhower

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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