By M. Stanton Evans
Accused of constructing a bogus purple Scare and smearing numerous blameless sufferers in a five-year reign of terror, Senator Joseph McCarthy is universally remembered as a demagogue, a bully, and a liar. historical past has judged him this kind of loathsome determine that even at the present time, a part century after his loss of life, his identify is still synonymous with witch hunts.
But that traditional photograph is all fallacious, as veteran journalist and writer M. Stanton Evans finds during this groundbreaking publication. The long-awaited Blacklisted through History, in line with six years of extensive learn, dismantles the myths surrounding Joe McCarthy and his crusade to unmask Communists, Soviet brokers, and flagrant loyalty dangers operating in the U.S. executive. Evans’s revelations thoroughly overturn our figuring out of McCarthy, McCarthyism, and the chilly struggle.
Drawing on fundamental sources—including never-before-published govt files and FBI records, in addition to contemporary learn gleaned from Soviet information and intercepted transmissions among Moscow spymasters and their brokers within the United States—Evans provides irrefutable proof of a continuing Communist force to penetrate our govt, effect its guidelines, and scouse borrow its secrets and techniques. so much surprising of all, he indicates that U.S. officers supposedly guarding by contrast hazard not just enable it occur yet actively coated up the penetration. All of this was once accurately as Joe McCarthy contended.
Blacklisted by way of History indicates, for example, that the FBI knew as early as 1942 that J. Robert Oppenheimer, the director of the atomic bomb venture, were pointed out via Communist leaders as a celebration member; that high-level U.S. officers have been warned that Alger Hiss was once a Soviet undercover agent nearly a decade sooner than the Hiss case turned a public scandal; cabal of White condo, Justice division, and nation division officers lied approximately and lined up the Amerasia undercover agent case; and that the kingdom division were seriously penetrated through Communists and Soviet brokers prior to McCarthy got here at the scene.
Evans additionally exhibits that virtually every thing we’ve been instructed approximately McCarthy is fake, together with traditional remedy of the recognized 1950 speech at Wheeling, West Virginia, that introduced the McCarthy period (“I have right here in my hand . . .”), the Senate hearings that casually brushed aside his fees, the problem of major McCarthy suspect Owen Lattimore, the Annie Lee Moss case, the Army-McCarthy hearings, and lots more and plenty extra.
In the tip, Senator McCarthy was once censured through his colleagues and condemned by means of the clicking and historians. yet as Evans writes, “The genuine Joe McCarthy has vanished into the mists of fantasy and recycled errors, in order that it takes the identical of a dragnet seek to discover him.” Blacklisted by means of History presents the 1st actual account of what McCarthy did and, extra extensively, what occurred to the US through the chilly struggle. it's a revealing exposé of the forces that distorted our nationwide coverage in that clash and our realizing of its background on the grounds that.
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Field CHAPTER 31 A Conspiracy So Immense CHAPTER 32 The Battle with Benton PART V. HARDBALL CHAPTER 33 The Perils of Power CHAPTER 34 Uncertain Voice CHAPTER 35 The Burning of the Books CHAPTER 36 Scott McLeod, Where Are You? CHAPTER 37 The Getting of J. B. Matthews CHAPTER 38 The Moles of Monmouth CHAPTER 39 A Tale of Two Generals CHAPTER 40 The Legend of Annie Lee Moss CHAPTER 41 At War with the Army CHAPTER 42 On Not Having Any Decency PART VI. END GAME CHAPTER 43 The Sounds of Silence CHAPTER 44 Sentence First, Verdict Later CONCLUSION Samson in the Heathen Temple Notes Appendix Acknowledgments About the Author Copyright For my mother JOSEPHINE STANTON EVANS who knew it all along and for TIERNEY MCCARTHY wherever she may be PROLOGUE The Search for Joe McCarthy IN THE peacetime summer of 1946, the first such summer in half a decade, a State Department official named Samuel Klaus drafted a long confidential memo about the grave security problems that were plaguing the department.
Officials seemed to be concerned about such penetration—though there were some nominal safeguards against it—and in certain instances it was actively encouraged. The Communists and their fellow travelers were prompt to take advantage of these conditions. That’s where the problems reflected in Venona and other intelligence archives came from. While many in the federal government were blithely ignorant of such infiltration or considered it of small importance, there were investigative agencies that saw it in a different light.
According to the notice provided by the clerk who checked the records, the Library had no copies of the Intelligencer prior to August 1952. That made three trips to the well, and three times the bucket had come up empty. This is perhaps enough for now about the subject of disappearing records, which will recur often in these pages. ) However, a couple of connected points need making about primary source material on such issues, and its availability—or lack thereof—to would-be researchers. Again, these problems concern not just the facts on Joe McCarthy but the entire clandestine history of the Cold War.