M. Stanton Evans` long-awaited investigative work Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and his Fight Against America`s Enemies debunks several popular falsehoods about McCarthy and the McCarthy era–myths which are routinely repeated by “progressive” ideologues, historians and journalists alike. Evans` book is a must-read for anyone interested in pursuing the documented record about McCarthy, Soviet espionage, and communist infiltration during the Cold War era. In the late 1990s, during the declassification of Venona-related documents from the Soviet archives, a steady stream of information revealed the extent of communist infiltration in the upper echelon of the U.S. government in the wake of the Second World War. I was a library assistant in Newsweek`s Washington bureau. A Newsweek correspondent once confided that a feature story with the working title “Was McCarthy Right?” was under consideration. But for reasons we may never know, Newsweek blinked. Wait for the magazine`s review of Evans` book.
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