McCarthy initially may have had more of a point than most people realize.
McCarthy's alcoholism would have made him a potential security risk under federal guidelines, funny how he never applied those standards to himself.Far different standard than going after the Hollywood set.
I have demonstrated that the overwhelming majority of people actually named by McCarthy were innocent. The idea that the burden of proof lies upon me to discredit a list that does not even exist is ridiculous. I have been more than generous considering that the accuser is required to prove their case according the standards of this nation.If no such definitive list ever existed how can you use this one to prove he was wrong?
Guilty by association is wrong...period.
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There is simply now way you can honestly claim that pre WW1 Russia was anywhere near the stability of post WW2 America. Russia had been crushed by Japan on the battlefield, had a revolt that forced an unwilling monarch to share power and revolutionary socialists winning a large quantity of seats in Parliament. Even without WW1, the situation was clearly a power keg. The biggest political upheaval in post war America was a peaceful movement to promote racial equality.Things change. Russia had economic and social conditions rapidly improving before the WWI. Then the war derailed the whole country. In the case of 1950s, the wars were underway - both the Cold War, and the really hot one, in Korea. The USSR was ascendant, just having installed puppet regimes in half of Eurasia. The economy was doing well in the Ike's USA, but they also faced an existential threat we hardly can imagine now.
One "benefit" of Macarthyism was that Sam Wanamaker was exiled to London, and spent twentyfive years working to build the replica of Shakespeare's "Globe" theatre.
Wooden O – Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
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Last edited by clownboy; 04-25-13 at 11:10 AM.