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    McCarthy's Crusade Against Subversion

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    How did McCarthy, a Roman Catholic, incorporate religion into his appeal?

    Does he seem somewhat jealous and resentful of those more sophisticated and better educated than he?

    What specific individual(s) might he have been alluding to?

    How would such charges help McCarthy's own political career and the general fortunes of the Republicans?"

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    "The Crusade Against Subversion"

    Today we are engaged in a final, all-out battle between communistic atheism and Christianity. The modern champions of communism have selected this as the time. And, ladies and gentlemen, the chips are down--they are truly down. . . . The reason why we find ourselves in a position of impotency is not because our only powerful potential enemy has sent men to invade our shores, but rather because of the traitorous actions of those who have been treated so well by this Nation. It has not been the less fortunate or members of minority groups who have been selling this Nation out, but rather those who have had all the benefits that the wealthiest nation on earth has had to offer¾the finest homes, the finest college education, and the finest jobs in Government we can give.

    This is glaringly true in the State Department. There the bright young men who are born with silver spoons in their mouths are the ones who have been worst.

    . . . In my opinion ...

    Solution Summary

    This post focuses on a speech made by Joseph McCarthy before Congress in 1950 regarding subversion in America. The original record of the speech along with over 350 words of commentary are included. Links to informative websites are also included in the response.