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McCarthyism

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Named for United States Senator Joseph McCarthy. Originates from a 1950 Washington Post political cartoon by Herbert Block.

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McCarthyism

  1. The intense opposition, countering, fear and/or suspicion of Communism, particularly in the United States during the 1950s.
  2. The mass pressure, harassment, and/or blacklisting used to pressure people to follow popular political beliefs.

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