By M. Stanton Evans
Accused of constructing a bogus purple Scare and smearing numerous blameless sufferers in a five-year reign of terror, Senator Joseph McCarthy is universally remembered as a demagogue, a bully, and a liar. heritage has judged him this kind of loathsome determine that even this present day, a part century after his loss of life, his identify continues to be synonymous with witch hunts.
But that traditional photo is all unsuitable, as veteran journalist and writer M. Stanton Evans finds during this groundbreaking publication. The long-awaited Blacklisted via History, in keeping with six years of in depth learn, dismantles the myths surrounding Joe McCarthy and his crusade to unmask Communists, Soviet brokers, and flagrant loyalty dangers operating in the U.S. govt. Evans’s revelations thoroughly overturn our figuring out of McCarthy, McCarthyism, and the chilly warfare.
Drawing on fundamental sources—including never-before-published executive documents and FBI documents, in addition to contemporary study gleaned from Soviet records and intercepted transmissions among Moscow spymasters and their brokers within the United States—Evans offers irrefutable proof of a constant Communist force to penetrate our executive, impression its rules, and thieve its secrets and techniques. such a lot surprising of all, he indicates that U.S. officers supposedly guarding in contrast probability not just enable it occur yet actively lined up the penetration. All of this was once accurately as Joe McCarthy contended.
Blacklisted by way of History indicates, for example, that the FBI knew as early as 1942 that J. Robert Oppenheimer, the director of the atomic bomb venture, were pointed out by means of Communist leaders as a celebration member; that high-level U.S. officers have been warned that Alger Hiss used to be a Soviet undercover agent nearly a decade sooner than the Hiss case turned a public scandal; cabal of White condo, Justice division, and kingdom division officers lied approximately and lined up the Amerasia undercover agent case; and that the kingdom division were seriously penetrated by means of Communists and Soviet brokers ahead of McCarthy got here at the scene.
Evans additionally exhibits that virtually every little thing we’ve been advised approximately McCarthy is fake, together with traditional remedy of the well-known 1950 speech at Wheeling, West Virginia, that introduced the McCarthy period (“I have the following in my hand . . .”), the Senate hearings that casually pushed aside his fees, the problem of top McCarthy suspect Owen Lattimore, the Annie Lee Moss case, the Army-McCarthy hearings, and lots more and plenty extra.
In the tip, Senator McCarthy was once censured by way of his colleagues and condemned by way of the clicking and historians. yet as Evans writes, “The actual Joe McCarthy has vanished into the mists of fantasy and recycled errors, in order that it takes the identical of a dragnet seek to discover him.” Blacklisted through History presents the 1st actual account of what McCarthy did and, extra extensively, what occurred to the USA through the chilly battle. it's a revealing exposé of the forces that distorted our nationwide coverage in that clash and our figuring out of its heritage since.
From the Hardcover edition.