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 Joseph McCarthy Audio Excerpts

1 MP3 CD - 45 episodes


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"The State Department is infested with communists!"

This collection includes audio recordings from Joseph McCarthy's memorable career.  McCarthy is best known for his anti-communist stance during the Cold War where he attempted to root out communist in the State Department, then the Army, then just about everywhere. Eventually he was censured by the Senate for his zealous attacks.

Joseph McCarthyJoseph McCarthy had humble upbringing on a farm in Wisconsin. He worked his way through college and law school eventually becoming a judge and district attorney.  When WWII began, McCarthy volunteered for the Marines at the age of 33.

In 1946, Joseph McCarthy won the United States Senate Seat for Wisconsin.  On Lincoln's birthday in 1950, McCarthy gave a history changing speech claiming that there were 205 (some reports say 57) communists in the State Department.  In the speech he waved a piece of paper claiming to have the guilty names.  This speech, though never recorded, set off not only Joseph McCarthy's fame but also one of the notorious events in American History known as McCarthyism.

McCarthyAs Joseph McCarthy's popularity grew, his speeches became more and more virulent.  In 1950, the Tydings Committee, a subcommittee of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, was formed to investigate people with communist leanings in the government.  He later accused many high statespersons of treason. 

McCarthyIn 1953, he became of the chairman of the Senate Committee on Government Operations where he expanded his search for communists including checking the card catalogs of library books deemed suspicious.  At this time, McCarthy held televised trials against members of Voice of American (VOA).

As a household name, Joseph McCarthy was often asked to give speeches during elections and fundraisers.  When McCarty began investigating the Army and attempted intimate war heroes, his popularity began to wane in the press and with the public.  Edward R Murrow became a staunch critic of McCarthy and is bombastic methods.

Senator McCarthy was a explosive speaker often using profanities and making accusations seemingly off the top of his head.  This collection includes many known speeches and audio excerpts by Joseph McCarthy. See also: Keys to the Capitol, This is Civil Defense, The Fifth Horseman, Eyes Aloft, and Living in an Atomic Age. For fiction, see also: I Was a Communist for the FBI.

Charlie McCarthy

Note: this collection isn't to be confused
with Edgar Bergen's famed ventriloquist
dummy partner, Charlie McCarthy!

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45 shows - total playtime 4 hours 41 minutes

McCarthy 500507 Denunciation Of Capital Times Newspaper
McCarthy 500507 John Stewart Service
McCarthy 500900 Truman Administration As Commiecrats
McCarthy 500916 Introductory Joke
McCarthy 500922 Secretary Of State Dean Acheson
McCarthy 501023 Fall Of Poland
McCarthy 501105 Gustavo Duran
McCarthy 510000 Definition Of McCarthism
McCarthy 510000 Names On Wheeling List
McCarthy 510505 War Story.writing Letters To Families Of Deceased
McCarthy 510824 Military Service During WWII
McCarthy 510910 Marshall Mission To China
McCarthy 511016 War Being Lost To Communists
McCarthy 511117 Philip C. Jessup
McCarthy 520203 Owen Lattimore
McCarthy 520209 Homosexuals In State Department
McCarthy 520212 Favorite Lincoln Quotation
McCarthy 520223 Defense Of Methods
McCarthy 520314 War Storychaplains Last Words
McCarthy 520317 Barn Story
McCarthy 520629 Blockade Of Red China
McCarthy 521009 Denunciation Of Stevenson Campaign Slogan
McCarthy 521014 Lawrence K. Rosinger
McCarthy 521027 Communism And Candidacy Adlai Stevenson
McCarthy 530719 Meet the Press
McCarthy 530828 FBI Role In Investigating Communists
McCarthy 531021 Skunk Hunting Analogy
McCarthy 531030 US Relationship With Allies
McCarthy 531210 Loss Of American Honor
McCarthy 540000 Attorney Welch And Senator McCarthy
McCarthy 540000 Edward R. Murrow Response To McCarthy-See It Now
McCarthy 540129 Government Printing Office And Rothschild
McCarthy 540204 Communists At Harvard University
McCarthy 540211 Irving Peress
McCarthy 540313 Edward R. Murrow
McCarthy 540316 See It Now
McCarthy 540317 Fight Will Go On
McCarthy 540406 Prosecution Of Murrow On See It Now
McCarthy 540421 Communists In Defense Industry
McCarthy 540508 Army McCarthy Hearings
McCarthy 540801 Relationship With Gop And Eisenhower
McCarthy 540828 Loss Of French Indochina
McCarthy Excerpt Jackals
McCarthy Excerpt McCarthy One And Same
McCarthy Excerpt Traitors Are Not Gentleman



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