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GENUIS: Beware the new McCarthyism of the progressive left
The left should be challenged for its increasingly McCarthyist approach, but conservative parties have to be sensitive to this as well. We should be wary of indulging the McCarthyist instincts of the left every time we face an accusation.
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GENUIS: Beware the new McCarthyism of the progressive left 

In the 1950s, US Senator Joseph McCarthy was known for liberally accusing anyone and everyone of being a communist.

In the context in which these accusations were made, they were devastating. Many people who were not communists still had serious damage done to their careers, because the accusations created doubt and fear about where they stood. McCarthyism used the politics of fear to devastating effect.

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