People for the American Way: “Rise of New McCarthyism”

David Mixner on PFAW’s new report, the “Rise of New McCarthyism.”

In a powerful new report, PFAW has examined the rise of a new McCarthyism that is seriously undermining our democratic traditions. Without shrillness or hyperbole, the organization outlines the history of McCarthyism and compares the scare tactics and innuendo generated by Senator Joe McCarthy (R-WI) in the 1950′s to current day politics. The report goes step by step in different areas to cross-reference the outrageous tactics employed over 50 years ago with today’s out of control politics. This”Rise of New McCarthyism” is a must read.

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