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The Role Of Mccarthy In The 1950's

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The Cold War was a war of ideologies and propaganda. Hence, the smallest display of failure or mistrust on one side meant a great advantage for the other. This is exactly what McCarthy did in the 1950's. He created and developed a period of negativity in his time as a senator. By doing so, he gave the Soviets an advantage, and he weakened America's image internationally.

It was extremely unpatriotic for McCarthy to publicly criticize his own government. "(T)his is the first time in my experience … (T)hat I have heard of a Senator trying to discredit his own government" (Truman). During the years of the Cold War, many countries looked up to America for alleviation and solace. However, as you can see, even early in his career, Truman identified
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