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The Politics of Fear: Joseph R. McCarthy and the Senate
Describes the career of Senator McCarthy and explains how he was able to gain so much influence over the U.S. Senate.
Paperback, 392 pages
Published October 30th 1987 by University of Massachusetts Press
(first published 1970)
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Hugely interesting. McCarthy would have been even more of a problem if the protestant conservatives of his time were not so opposed to Catholicism. Weird! JFK was the only Democrat who didn't vote to censure him at the time, --fascinating trivia. Probably not because he sympathized so much with his views as he sympathized with his persecution by his supposed conservative allies who were protestant. Still, a dangerous self promoting nut at bottom.
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