Skip to comments.McCarthy Without the ISM
Posted on 12/17/2007 1:54:03 PM PST by bs9021
McCarthy Without The Ism by: Malcolm A. Kline, December 17, 2007
As with his last book, The Theme Is Freedom, veteran journalist M. Stanton Evans demolishes another set of misconceptions in his new book Blacklisted By History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and His Fight Against Americas Enemies. What he did with those disparate subjectsAmericas founding and the Cold War in the United Statesis to challenge prevailing wisdom accepted by both the left and the right.
In The Theme Is Freedom, he made a convincing case that Americas freedoms come not from the Enlightenment but from the Bible. In Blacklisted By History, he has accomplished another great task: actually measuring up the record of Americas most hated senator, at least by the so-called elites.
At a December 12 Heritage Foundation forum, author Herbert Romerstein offered words of advice that the editors of National Review should have heeded before running Ron Radoshs error-based review of Evans book: McCarthyism is a term that should not be used by conservatives.
Romerstein worked as an investigator for the U. S. House Un-American Activities Committee. I know the history of Soviet propaganda, Romerstein said. One of the most powerful tools is to take a mans name and put ism at the end of it.
All discussion is stopped. Thats essentially what happens, save for those instances when certain conservatives, in a very maladroit manner, try making hay with the phrase McCarthyism of the Left.
That the very mention of the term would turn legions of conservatives into the Petrified Forest was an outcome that the really hard left anticipated early on. Gus Hall in 1950 urged party members to fight McCarthyism, Romerstein told the audience at Heritage.
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Truth will always find a way out.
A must read: The Heritage Foundation forum is available at the Heritage Foundation site...it is an eye opening video with Evans and Rommerstein telling the truth about the damn Communist infiltration and the damage done from the 1930’s until today.
Dig up their bones!
McCarthy was right. But I’m confused - the “ISM”? He’s not someone I’d associate with the Interstellar Medium.
So did Thomas Jefferson:
"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are CREATED equal, that they are endowed by their CREATOR with certain unalienable rights ..."
Not so much the Bible, but its author ...