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    I need help writing an Anticommunism and McCarthyism Paper.

    Please help Identify at least three different articles from Historical Newspapers (New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, and Christian Science Monitor) written between 1947 and 1954 to see how these events were covered by the media.

    Can you please provide assistance to help with information on anticommunism and McCarthyism during 1947 and 1954 period, including examples or quotes from each of the three articles you located, please address the following:
    I am not asking for you to write the paper. Thank you.

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    What are the differences between anti-communism and McCarthyism? According to Webster's Dictionary McCarthyism is "a mid-20th century political attitude characterized chiefly by opposition to elements held to be subversive and by the use of tactics involving personal attacks on individuals by means of widely publicized indiscriminate allegations especially on the basis of unsubstantiated charges; broadly : defamation of character or reputation through such tactics ." Anti-Communism on the other hand is something that first started in the USA and was led by its attorney General after the Soviets controlled Russia. It didn't really grow much in the 20s, probably lost some support during the Great Depression years and WWII, and grew a lot after the war with the new Soviet Satellites, Russia's new strength in the world and its growing military. It further grew after China fell and the Soviets developed the bomb. McCarthyism grew because of this, the Rosenberg Case and Sputnik. That gave way to an opportunist like, Senator McCarthy. Also, Anti-Communism while it could be possibly deceitful like McCarthyism, wasn't necessarily so (I have never read anything about Sir Winston Churchill being dishonest, and non-caring like McCarthy, but he like president Reagan and others was a strong anti-communist). People were afraid of the Domino theory, and rightly so when one thinks of the Korean War, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Cuba and other nations around the world. So, after McCarthyism started to die out (thanks to Attorney Welch, Edward Murrow and others), Anti-Communism existed through and even grew during various times during the rest of the 1950s through the collapse of the Soviet empire (late 1980s- 1992). Lastly the paranoia of McCarthy's views focused on the "problems at home" (some of which may have been connected ...

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    Themes of anticommunism preoccupied the American media from 1947 to 1954. Major topics included the coup in Czechoslovakia, the Korean War, the House Un-American Activities Committee, Alger Hiss, the Rosenbergs, and Joseph McCarthy.
    o The differences between anticommunism and McCarthyism
    o The perspective from which the media covered anticommunism and McCarthyism
    o American foreign policy decisions impacted by anticommunism
    o How American lives changed because of the Red Scare