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09/02/1950 McCarthy says communists are in State Department

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Senator McCarthy Claims Communist Infiltration

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What is McCarthyism? And how did it happen? - Ellen Schrecker

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Hunting the Communists! - Joseph McCarthy l THE COLD WAR

McCarthy became the most visible public face of a period in the United States in which Cold War tensions fueled fears of widespread Communist subversion. He is known for alleging that numerous Communists and Soviet spies and sympathizers had infiltrated the United States federal government, universities, film industry, and elsewhere.
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