Friday, April 07, 2006

"During his ten years in the Senate, McCarthy and his staff gained notoriety for making freewheeling accusations of membership in the communist party or of communist sympathies. These accusations were directed towards people in the U.S. government, particularly employees of the State Department, and those whose works were carried in government libraries overseas."--- --- "These inquiries later came to be referred to as "witch hunts" by McCarthy's detractors. Senator McCarthy was accused of victimizing innocent people - and to this day, dictionary definitions of "McCarthyism" include the practice of publicizing accusations of political disloyalty or subversion with insufficient regard to evidence and the use of unfair investigatory or accusatory methods in order to suppress opposition." FROM WIKIPEDIA
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