The Victims of Communism Foundation's Blog

The distinguished historian John Earl Haynes recently joined VOC’s National Advisory Council. I had the opportunity to interview him by email, and here is Part I of our exchange. In Part II, he discusses Joseph McCarthy, the importance of educating Americans about communism, and his books, including a Calvin Coolidge outlier. DT: What is the most helpful starting point for considering Joseph McCarthy in the context of American communism and anticommunism? JEH: The first thing people need to get straight is chronology. Senator McCarthy had nothing of interest to say about anticommunism until his Wheeling, …

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