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McCarthyism



  • The Red Scare and Women in Government

    McCarthyite attacks on the political left also pushed women out of policymaking positions in the federal government, the historian Landon Storrs argues. 



  • How Eisenhower Secretly Pushed Back Against McCarthyism

    To the end of his life, David A. Nichols says, “Eisenhower never admitted that the White House was behind this.” Yet he couldn’t help but gloat a bit in private. On at least one occasion, he reportedly repeated a joke that “it’s no longer McCarthyism, it’s McCarthywasm.” 


  • The New McCarthyism?

    by Andrew Feffer

    Unfortunately, the term has become almost entirely evacuated of its historical and political meaning. Historians need to set the record straight.



  • Trumpism Is the New McCarthyism

    by Ellen Schrecker

    Just as as McCarthyism did decades ago, Trumpism conceals the Republican Party’s long-term program to dismantle the public sector.



  • What McCarthyism Can Teach Us about Trumpism

    by Landon R. Y. Storrs

    McCarthyism wound down thanks to the courage of independent journalists, the decision after four long years of McCarthy’s fellow Republican senators to put country above party, and U.S. Supreme Court decisions in cases brought by defendants and lawyers.