Joe McCarthy Reconsidered

Jeff Lukens
5 min readJul 21, 2021

By Jeff Lukens

Charged with inciting a fraudulent Red Scare in the nation and soiling the names of many innocent persons, Senator Joseph McCarthy is regarded today as a fanatic, a bully, and a demagogue. He has been assessed by history to be so detestable the term “McCarthyism” amounts to being a witch-hunting extremist.

However, irrefutable evidence now exists of a constant Communist push in the 1940s and 50s to infiltrate our government, uncover its secrets, and degrade its security. Evidence shows that communists had, indeed, entered the highest levels of…