McCarthyism | A Cultural History of Advertising | Scoop.it

McCarthy gave hundreds of "witchunt" speeches aimed at stirring fear of communism into American's hearts. The text below is from his most famous speech at Wheeling,

"W.V. Five years after a world war has been won, men’s hearts should anticipate a long peace, and men’s minds should be free from the heavy weight that comes with war. But this is not such a period – for this is not a period of peace. This is a time of the "cold war". This is a time when all the world is split into two vast, increasingly hostile armed camps – a time of a great armaments race....