How did McCarthyism in the 1950's come about?

  1. toknowinfo profile image90
    toknowinfoposted 6 years ago

    How did McCarthyism  in the 1950's come about?

  2. kschimmel profile image48
    kschimmelposted 6 years ago

    McCarthyism was simply anti-communism.  Communism was a very real threat.  Today the threat comes not from Soviet agents, but from those who 1. are too young to remember the Cold War or 2. were part of the college communist movement and are still disappointed that the Soviets failed to bring about a socialist utopia.  Many from both camps are currently in positions of power and influence in the US government and universities.