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.