Jan 19, 2021
Senator Joe McCarthy
Posted by Richard H. Rovere

The story of Senator Joseph McCarthy s rise to unprecedented power and the decline of his influence is a dramatic one Richard Rovere documents the process by which a clever, power hungry individual came to mislead and manipulate members of Congress and the American public and to damage countless lives A new foreword for this edition by Arthur M Schlesinger Jr places thThe story of Senator Joseph McCarthy s rise to unprecedented power and the decline of his influence is a dramatic one Richard Rovere documents the process by which a clever, power hungry individual came to mislead and manipulate members of Congress and the American public and to damage countless lives A new foreword for this edition by Arthur M Schlesinger Jr places the book in historical context and relates it to current issues in American public life.

  • Title: Senator Joe McCarthy
  • Author: Richard H. Rovere
  • ISBN: 9780520204720
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback
  • Senator Joe McCarthy The story of Senator Joseph McCarthy s rise to unprecedented power and the decline of his influence is a dramatic one Richard Rovere documents the process by which a clever power hungry individual ca

    Chris Gager

    Picked up last night off my own shelves while looking for something to read I have SO MANY books that I ve obtained in various ways and yet about half the books I read come from the local libraries I wanted to read some non fiction I vaguely remember the Army McCarthy hearings being on TV back in the day because my mother was glued to the tube watching them Along with The Guiding Light and Search for Tomorrow Nowadays there s plenty of remnant McCarthyism about in the political world Mostly on t [...]


    Paul Leddy

    The playbook that Joe McCarthy wrote in the 1950s is being played out in today s political arena The book, which was written 2 years after McCarthy s death, builds the case that he was demagogue one that, according to the Merriam Dictionary, kes use of popular prejudices and false claims and promises in order to gain power McCarthy fed the flames of fear surrounding communism in the United States with blatant lies He expertly worked the press to report stories that kept the sensational headlines [...]


    Jerry Wall

    he was condemned for conduct that tended to bring the Senate into dishonor and disrepute p 5he was the first American ever to be actively hated and feared by foreigners in large numbers p 10 the Chief Justice of the U S was probably right when he said that if the Bill of Rights were put to a vote, it would lose p 23Thucydides The meaning of words had no longer the same relation to things but was changed by them as they thought proper Reckless daring was held to be courage, prudent delay was the [...]


    Mk100

    This book was actually first published about 1959 Walter Lippman read the book and thought there was nothing left to be said about McCarthy Rovere does surgery on McCarthy without anasthesia, and leaves no blood on the blade Fascinating, penetrating and a reminder that demagoguery flows from many springs, and not just the spring of ambition Conditions have to be right A great book and still relevant.


    KathyPetersen

    For reasons rather beyond my ken, I ve always been fascinated by Joe McCarthy and the intense search of Communists From this 21st century vantage point it all seems bizarre and obvious, but in his time he must have been really scary A good, solid book with no attempt on Rovere s part to imitate any objectivity.


    Fran Linhart

    Very good read 1 books on McCarthy got 2 different insites.


    Seán

    How come people don t know about Rovere This shit is awesome


    Tristan Williams

    Charles Johnson Is that you Interesting look at a rather controversial figure in modern American history.


    Brad

    Great book that provides a detailed account of Sen Joe McCarthy, and if anyone wants to take a deeper look into the politics of fear and how it works, then read this book.



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