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Unformatted text preview: you have McCarthyism The Soviet Union was a terrible institution, but not because it was communist. It was appropriate of the United States to oppose the murder and torture of dissidents, imperialism, and suppression of human rights enacted by the Soviet Union. However, McCarthyism was focused on criticizing and ostracizing the ideology behind the Soviet Union (communism) and not the actions (which were evil and totalitarian). The communists McCarthy and his followers attacked were not, in most cases, advocates for the Soviet Union. Instead they were advocates of an ideology that seeks to achieve equality....
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- Spring '11