McCarthyism was more than just McCarthy

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'McCarthy gave his name to an age, but there was far more to McCarthyism than McCarthy' Do you agree? McCarthy may have given his name to an era but there was much more to McCarthyism than just one man. In this essay the argument will be that there were many factors leading up to the McCarthy era both internal and external and that McCarthy found a platform in anticommunist fear, as it was popular issue …

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