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No Sense Of Decency: The Army-McCarthy Hearings: A Demagogue by Robert Shogan

By Robert Shogan

"Have you no experience of decency, sir?" requested legal professional Robert Welch in a climactic second within the 1954 Senate hearings that pitted Joseph R. McCarthy opposed to the us military, President Dwight Eisenhower, and the remainder of the political institution. What made the disagreement unheard of and magnified its effect used to be its gavel-to-gavel assurance by means of tv. Thirty-six days of hearings transfixed the kingdom. With a journalist's eye for revealing element, Robert Shogan lines the phenomenon and analyzes television's impression on govt. regardless of McCarthy's fall, Mr. Shogan issues out, the hearings left a tremendous merchandise of unfinished business—the factor of McCarthyism, the tactic in accordance with worry, smear, and guilt by means of association.

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