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McCarthy and His Enemies

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  3 reviews
An objective study of the record and purpose of the controversial Sen. Joseph McCarthy.
Paperback, 425 pages
Published August 16th 1995 by Regnery Publishing (first published January 1st 1954)
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ProfX
Jul 25, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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I give this book five stars because it's one of the only times I've seen this topic discussed dispassionately. It defends McCarthy where the record backs him up, and is quick to criticize him where he oversteps or fibs. This book is NOT simply "a defense of Joe McCarthy." It is much more an attack on the Tydings Committee, which Buckley illustrates clearly was just as, if not more, unfair and untruthful as the man they set out to crucify ever was. Knowing that McCarthy got much worse after the c ...more
Frederick
A very early entry in the William F. Buckley catalogue, this was a defense of Joe McCarthy. Buckley certainly came out from under his own illusions with a clear head and a clear conscience, but I wonder why so many conservatives settled for McCarthy as a mouthpiece when there were upright people who could, indeed, show that the Soviets had plants in positions of power in the United States. With the stakes as high as they were in the Cold War, why did so many influential politicos stand for McCar ...more
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Feb 09, 2016 rated it liked it
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A rebuttal of accusations against Joseph McCarthy on his role in the Tyding committee. Sometimes it drags a bit, but has some interesting information.
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William Frank Buckley, Jr. was an American author and conservative commentator. He founded the political magazine National Review in 1955, hosted 1,429 episodes of the television show Firing Line from 1966 until 1999, and was a nationally syndicated newspaper columnist. His writing style was famed for its erudition, wit, and use of uncommon words.

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