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unscrupulously accusing people of disloyalty (as by saying they were Communists)

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It was during this time that the term 'McCarthyism' was coined in 1950.
But what, you may ask, has McCarthyism got to do with the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)?
You think, 'What took you so long?' Zoe conceded that "maybe the climate wasn't right" but added: "It's like McCarthyism to some extent.
He sparked an era of paranoia - known as "McCarthyism", or the "Red Scare" - by claiming in 1950 that communists had infiltrated the government.
As Deery states in the final sentence of the book: 'Their collective stories illuminate the personal costs of holding dissident political beliefs in the face of intolerance and moral panic, and this is as relevant today as it was seventy years ago' (p163) The sense of McCarthyism as an aberration in American History remains pervasive.
While the term "McCarthyism" gets slung about as a damning label meaning, essentially, unjust persecution, Joseph McCarthy was correct in his claims and just in his actions.
So what exactly is McCarthyism? After the Soviet Union and United States worked together to defeat Nazi Germany in World War II, Washington became concerned about the global spread of communism. McCarthy, a Republican from Wisconsin, stroked such tensions by alleging that communist spies had infiltrated the U.S.
Michael Cassidy is a detective in New York City's midtown precinct during the 1950's in the era of McCarthyism. He is a dramatic character drawn in the classic mold of a tough hombre.
APOLICE and crime commissioner who warned against child sex abuse investigations turning into "McCarthyism" has been criticised by a sex abuse survivors agency which called his comments "alarmist" and "damaging".
But Christopher Salmon, police and crime commissioner for Dyfed-Powys Police, said that there was a fine line between encouraging victims of child abuse to speak out and "McCarthyism".
One thing I will say is this - with cracking comedy appointments in the Cabinet such as Michael Gove as Justice Secretary, a man who once argued for hanging and accused Stephen Lawrence's lawyers of McCarthyism - it's not going to be dull.
In the American Heritage Dictionary McCarthyism is defined as "the political practice of publicizing accusations of disloyalty or subversion with insufficient regard to evidence."
This work by a historian from Australia provides a neutral, but detailed examination of the effects of McCarthyism on six people in New York.
They're everywhere #Vermin @steve_mccabe: First McCarthyism on unions.
Not only does Cruz look like McCarthy--the main difference is he's cleaner shaven--he uses one of McCarthyism's favorite tactics.