McCarthyism thrice over

Posted: 26 March 2011 in Uncategorized
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First, Wisconsin Sen. Joseph McCarthy created the Second Red Scare and proceeded to use the House Committee on Un-American Activities to accuse thousands of Americans—especially government employees—of subverting the United States. Then, as William Cronon explained in a an op-ed piece published in the New York Times, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has engaged in an attack on union rights and democratic governance in a manner reminiscent of McCarthyism. Finally, in McCarthyism’s third act, the Wisconsin Republican Party has initiated a political witch hunt of Cronon.

Here [ht: ea] is a list of some of the key documents in the Cronon/GOP affair:


  1. […] Dr. David Ruccio has complied a great list of news stories on the attack on Cronin.  They can be found at his excellent blog, Occasional Links and Commentary, here: […]

  2. […] has decided to comply with the request from the Republican Party of Wisconsin seeking access to history professor William Cronon’s emails—but only after winnowing the […]

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