VINDICATED AT LAST
IT'S TIME THE AMERICAN PEOPLE KNOW
By: Phil Brennan
In May, 1957,
after the death of Senator Joe McCarthy, J. Edgar Hoover told former State
Department official Harris Houston, widely known among intelligence agents as the leading
expert on Communist infiltration of the Federal Government, that it would be another 50
years before the American people appreciated what Joe McCarthy had done for them.
Well those 50
years have passed, and if Stan Evans, an old fellow Cold War warrior and friend, has
anything to say about it, the real story of Joseph Raymond McCarthy and what he did for
his nation will finally be known.
In his new book
"Blacklisted by History, The Untold Story of Senator Joseph McCarthy and His
Fight Against America's Enemies," M. Stanton Evans provides a meticulously documented
examination of Joe's attempts to alert the American people to the extent of Communist
infiltration of the Federal Government and other American institutions.
Case by case,
Evans reveals the unimpeachable evidence that all of the so-called victims of McCarthy's
crusade against Communist subversion - every single one of them - really were
Communists and agents of a hostile foreign power - the Soviet Union. Evan's long
decades of dogged research should at last put at rest the vicious slanders that plagued
Joe McCarthy in his Senate career and followed him into the grave.
should at last be proven accurate.
But it hasn't and
it won't because old myths die hard, especially when they are exposed as false and indict
those who cling to them - in this case the pro-Marxist liberals in and out of the
media who see Joe and his fervent anti-Communism as a vampire sees a crucifix - with
Since they cannot
dispute the accuracy of Evan's research and revelations, Joe's present day critics resort
to replaying a lot of the old anti-McCarthy charges, most of them verifiably false.
A case in point
is a generally even-handed story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel by one Craig Gilbert,
who wasn't around back in the 1950s when Joe McCarthy was fighting his wars. Gilbert
admits that Evans' book "is the most detailed effort yet to defend the two-term
Wisconsin senator - not only on big questions such as the scope and danger of Communist
infiltration, but on the individual charges and claims he made against government
officials and employees."
Yet he questions
the possibility that Joe can be rehabilitated no matter how strong the evidence that he
was right on target, noting that his "full-throated defense of McCarthy can be a hard
And well it can
be, given the near immortality of the get-Joe McCarthy movement that had its roots in the
dark basement of number 3, Dzherzinsky
Square in Moscow-- headquarters of
the KGB where the phrase McCarthyism was created, introduced in the U.S. By the Soviet's
domestic Communist Daily Worker newspaper and then picked up by the left
wing media and their liberal allies for use against anti-communists, thereby doing exactly
what the Soviets expected them to do.