Blacklisted by history : the untold story of Senator Joe by McCarthy, Joseph /.; McCarthy, Joseph; Evans, Medford

By McCarthy, Joseph /.; McCarthy, Joseph; Evans, Medford Stanton; McCarthy, Joseph

Accused of constructing a bogus pink Scare and smearing numerous blameless sufferers in a five-year reign of terror, Senator Joseph McCarthy is remembered as a demagogue, a bully, and a liar. A part century after his demise, his identify is still synonymous with witch hunts. yet that snapshot is inaccurate, as veteran journalist Evans keeps during this groundbreaking publication, according to six years of in depth examine. Drawing on primary Read more...

summary: Accused of making a bogus purple Scare and smearing numerous blameless sufferers in a five-year reign of terror, Senator Joseph McCarthy is remembered as a demagogue, a bully, and a liar. A part century after his demise, his identify continues to be synonymous with witch hunts. yet that photo is incorrect, as veteran journalist Evans continues during this groundbreaking publication, in response to six years of in depth examine. Drawing on fundamental sources--including U.S. govt documents and FBI records, in addition to fresh learn from Soviet archives--Evans offers irrefutable facts of a continuing Communist force to penetrate our govt, impact its guidelines, and thieve its secrets and techniques. He additionally exhibits that U.S. officers supposedly guarding in contrast probability not just allow it occur yet actively coated it up--precisely as Joe McCarthy contended. This e-book claims to supply the 1st actual account of what McCarthy did and, extra widely, what fairly occurred to the US in the course of the chilly War.--From writer description

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This is reflected in the department’s letter of transmittal, which survives and is included in the subcommittee records. So the memo should also be in the files, but isn’t. The other place where this memo ought to be is in the papers of Sam Klaus, held in another section of the Archives. In the index to the Klaus papers, the document is listed, under its proper official heading. However, when the file was examined by this writer it turned out the report again was missing. In this case, at least, we know what happened to it.

Source: FBI Silvermaster file On top of such inventions, and more common, are episodes from McCarthy’s hectic vita that did in fact occur but are presented in such a way as to be unrecognizable to anyone somewhat familiar with the record. ) And there are just plain mistakes, some fairly obvious, some more subtle and harder to disentangle. These often stem from jaw-dropping ignorance of the subject matter—not only of McCarthy and his cases, but of other happenings in the Cold War or of American history and institutions.

Finally, less glaring than these journalistic pratfalls, but more harmful, are misstatements that occur in standard biographies of McCarthy and political histories of the era. You might think scholarly looking, footnoted tomes by pipe-smoking academics with years of research to go on are more reliable than ephemeral stories banged out tonight only to be thrown away tomorrow. Such, however, is not the case. These studies, too, are often rife with error. To be sure, the authors know McCarthy wasn’t a member of the House or chairman of the Jenner subcommittee, but feature other less easily recognized distortions that are more serious and enduring.

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