Shooting Star: The Brief Arc of Joe McCarthy #2020

Shooting Star: The Brief Arc of Joe McCarthy Tom Wicker Shooting Star The Brief Arc of Joe McCarthy Joe McCarthy first became visible to the nation on February when he delivered a Lincoln Day address to local Republicans in Wheeling West Virginia That night he declared I have here in my h

  • Title: Shooting Star: The Brief Arc of Joe McCarthy
  • Author: Tom Wicker
  • ISBN: 9780151010820
  • Page: 211
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Shooting Star: The Brief Arc of Joe McCarthy Tom Wicker Joe McCarthy first became visible to the nation on February 9, 1950, when he delivered a Lincoln Day address to local Republicans in Wheeling, West Virginia That night he declared, I have here in my hand a list of 205 members of the Communist Party still working and shaping policy in the State Department Anticommunism was already a cause embraced by the Republican PaJoe McCarthy first became visible to the nation on February 9, 1950, when he delivered a Lincoln Day address to local Republicans in Wheeling, West Virginia That night he declared, I have here in my hand a list of 205 members of the Communist Party still working and shaping policy in the State Department Anticommunism was already a cause embraced by the Republican Party as a whole McCarthy tapped into this current and turned it into a flood Little than five years later, after countless hearings and stormy speeches and after incalculable damage to ordinary Americans and the nation itself, McCarthy s Senate colleagues voted sixty seven to twenty two to censure him for his reckless accusations and fabrications We know today that not one prosecution resulted from McCarthy s investigations into communists in the U.S government.Journalist Tom Wicker examines McCarthy s ambition and record, attempting to discover the motivation for his demagoguery.
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    1. A concise biography of Joe McCarthy, the junior senator from Wisconsin who went on to become the infamous face of anti communist hunting in the 1950s Wicker begins by recounting his own encounter with McCarthy shortly before the senator s 1957 death and then traces his route into Congress How does a chicken farmer with an exaggerated war record become one of the most infamous political figures in American history Read this book and find out.

    2. Review title Seen a shooting star tonight, and I thought of youWicker s aptly named extended essay on Senator Joe McCarthy reminds us that his period of ascendancy was so brief that it seems a presage of modern burnouts as Neil Young wrote, its better to burn out, like Johnny Rotten, than to fade away.Wicker uses the term subversion frequently to describe McCarthy s charges against his accused Communist sympathizers and fellow travelers Subversion n corruption destroying someone s or some group [...]

    3. Good book Learned a lot and it s a quick read, but you either have to like politics or history to really appreciate it And since I HATE politics and love history, I give it 3 5, but I m definitely better for having read it.

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