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M. S.
June 1953
New Republic;6/15/53, Vol. 128 Issue 24, p2
The article presents a discussion on McCarthyism and Catholicism. The U.S. Senator J. McCarthy represents the fear, guilt and hysteria that possess all Americans. They are possessed by no such unworthy emotions. They feel insecure and rightly; and McCarthy exploits this insecurity with his revolutionary characteristic of total cynicism. McCarthy's strength is simply that when the political scales are evenly balanced, as they are today, a 19 percent minority, solid, determined and spread over 11 critical states, can swing a national election. McCarthyism is not representative of Catholic thought.


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