Thursday, November 8, 2007

Was Joe McCarthy right?

The late senator Joe McCarthy is villified in Hollywood even today because of his 1950-1954 hearings that investigated Communist infiltration into our government. Though separate from the 1947 House of Representatives' House Un-American Activities Committee (which investigated Communist infiltrations into places like the Screen Actors' Guild), many in Hollywood still associated McCarthy with being blacklisted for refusal to cooperate with the HUAC. Even today, McCarthy is villified in Hollywood--most recently in George Clooney's film Good Night, and Good Luck.

Now, a new book states that McCarthy was right in his investigations and that his efforts saved America from communist infiltration.

The book? Blacklisted by History by journalist and author M. Staton Evans.

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