McCarthyism is the practice of making accusations of subversion or treason without proper regard for evidence. It also means “the practice of making unfair allegations or using unfair investigative techniques, especially in order to restrict dissent or political criticism.” The term has its origins in the period in the United States known as the Second Red Scare, lasting roughly from 1950 to 1956 and characterized by heightened political repression against supposed communists, as well as a campaign spreading fear of their influence on American institutions and of espionage by Soviet agents. 55 more words
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‘The ladies’ ferocity toward Communism was matched only by their duplication of some of its practices – as I was reminded in the Soviet Union a decade later when I read the Party’s directions to Soviet writers to cease linking wisdom to criticism of the country and either praise or shut up.’ 664 more words
When you search the internet for political issues, you will constantly find a blatant anti-Communist bias, and one of the most important sources for this bias in the internet is Wikipedia, a site so anti-Communist that it doesn’t even hide it. 2,676 more words
Clear out the Reds! Anti-Communism and the Conservative Right: The Case of Oliver Locker-Lampson, 1926-1933
Submitted as a dissertation for the part fulfilment of an M.A. degree in Modern History, at the University of Leeds, 2016.
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