M. Stanton Evans` long-awaited investigative work Blacklisted by History: The Untold Story of Senator Joe McCarthy and his Fight Against America`s Enemies
debunks several popular falsehoods about McCarthy and the McCarthy era
—myths which are routinely repeated by "progressive" ideologues, historians and journalists alike.
Evans` book is a must-read for anyone interested in pursuing the documented record about McCarthy
, Soviet espionage, and communist infiltration
during the Cold War era.
In the late 1990s, during the declassification of Venona-related documents
from the Soviet archives, a steady stream of information
revealed the extent of communist infiltration in the upper echelon of the U.S. government
in the wake of the Second World War.
I was a library assistant in Newsweek`s
Washington bureau. A Newsweek
correspondent once confided that a feature story with the working title "Was McCarthy Right?"
was under consideration. But for reasons we may never know, Newsweek
blinked. Wait for the magazine`s review of Evans` book.