McCarthy and Hitler: A Delusive Parallel

Herberg, Will
August 1954
New Republic;8/23/54, Vol. 131 Issue 8, p13
This article presents a comparison in between policies of the U.S. Senator J. McCarthy and the German leader Adolf Hitler. The U.S. Senator Ralph E. Flanders' denunciation of Senator McCarthy early in June and again the address accompanying his motion of censure five weeks later, gave explicit expression to a theme that had been running through liberal polemics against "McCarthyism" for some time and had begun to acquire the status of an article of faith in most liberal circles. Flanders likened McCarthy to Hitler and professed to find in McCarthyism a resurgence of the characteristic features of Nazism.


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