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date: 12 April 2024

Joseph McCarthy 1908–57
American politician and anti-Communist agitator 

  1. I have here in my hand a list of two hundred and five [people] that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping the policy of the State Department.
    speech at Wheeling, West Virginia, 9 February 1950
  2. McCarthyism is Americanism with its sleeves rolled.
    speech in Wisconsin, 1952