Conspiracies Beget Conspiracies

Fear of the other side creates, almost in dialectical fashion, overreactions to prevent their winning

Army counsel Josep Welch (l) denounced Sen. Joseph McCarthy as a "cruelly reckless character assassin." McCarthy had charged Welch of trying to "foist on the committee" a lawyer with former Communist Front affiliations. McCarthy is shown as he testified on Communist Party Organization with the aid of a huge map of the United States. (Photograph from the…

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