8. Enemies within by McCarthy

8 Enemies within - Joseph McCarthy"The Enemies Within and Letter to Truman(1950 McCarthy became nationally acclaimed as an anti-communist crusader

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Joseph McCarthy, "The Enemies Within and Letter to Truman " (1950) McCarthy became nationally acclaimed as an anti-communist crusader. He was the basis of “McCarthyism” which means having any kind of political disloyalty. He was originally a supporter of FDR and his New Deal, but later switch into the Republican Party. A Marine Corps veteran of World War II, McCarthy was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1946. He leapt to national fame on 9 February 1950 with a speech in Wheeling, West Virginia, where he exclaimed, "I have in my hand" a list of known communist loyalists working in the State Department. He remained in the Senate until his death in 1957. McCarthy in his speech “The Enemies Within” firmly stated that communism was unethical because it violates morals. He said that anyone who believed in God, couldn’t survive in a communist society. He talked about the battle that was being fought over communism and Christianity. McCarthy said that Karl Marx expelled people for speaking
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8 Enemies within - Joseph McCarthy"The Enemies Within and Letter to Truman(1950 McCarthy became nationally acclaimed as an anti-communist crusader

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