McCarthy, who admitted the assault, claimed he merely "slapped" Pearson. The major journalistic media refused to print the story, and no notable McCarthy biographer has accepted the rumor as probable.
Forrestal, and Wisconsin Senator Joseph R. But they had a great deal more in common than that. Each man was the victim of smear attacks that rose to a pitch of vituperation and vileness previously unmatched in this century.
Each man was pathologically hated by every left-winger and subversive in America. Each man died at a most "convenient" and strategic time. And each death beyond doubt altered the course of history. Appropriately, it was Forrestal who personally alerted freshman Senator McCarthy to the Communist menace and "named names" to him of key persons in our federal government who were consistently shaping our policies and programs to benefit Soviet Russia.
After Forrestal met his violent end, McCarthy moved up to the front lines.
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He also wrote two well-documented anti-Communist books. He had two more such books in the works when he died. Meanwhile, the Communists and their legions of left-wing camp followers in government, in all the nation's propaganda media, and also in the big foundations, on college campuses, in pulpits, in labor unions, etc.
The smear campaign against McCarthy closely resembled the one conducted against Forrestal-but the campaign against McCarthy was even more vicious and was far more prolonged. In addition, the Communists and their left-wing cohorts spent many millions of dollars in unsuccessful attempts to defeat McCarthy at the polls, to have him recalled, to have him removed as chairman of the Senate Permanent Investigations Committee, and to discredit him by staging the rigged "Army-McCarthy hearings" and the loaded "censure movement" in the Senate.
Senate in support of McCarthy! No other public figure ever has received such a spontaneous demonstration of approval from the American people.
The Communists and their camp followers succeeded in impeding McCarthy's crucial investigations of Communist subversion of the U. Senator McCarthy died May 2,at the age of forty-seven [sic], ostensibly of natural causes.
He had been hospitalized with hepatitis, a disease that normally has a low fatality rate. His death was unexpected and sudden, occurring about an hour after he had taken a turn for the worse on the fourth day after he entered the hospital. And, like Forrestal, he left in a hearse, as a man whose valiant fight against Communism was ended forever.
In places, Simpson paints with too broad a brush. McCarthy might well have been "pathologically hated" by virtually every "left-winger and subversive in America," but Simpson is simply wrong when he says that about Forrestal.
Forrestal was never a controversial figure with the general public. The impetus for it was entirely his principled position in opposition to the creation of the new state of Israel, that is to say, his anti-Zionism. The smear campaign against Forrestal was not and has not been widespread, as it was and has been against McCarthy.
It was the work, primarily, of popular syndicated columnists Drew Pearson and Walter Winchell. Another leader in the assault on Forrestal, whom he painted as a mere tool of U.
Winchell's participation in the scurrilous campaign is most telling. Winchell was an ardent anti-Communist, but an even more ardent Zionist. Bringing things up to the current day, the differences in Forrestal's and McCarthy's reputations have probably increased. Forrestal has an aircraft carrier, a federal building, and a college campus named for him; McCarthy is memorialized primarily by the scurrilous term of opprobrium, "McCarthyism.
Mark Aarons and John Loftus. Carroll is practically alone in depicting Forrestal as the father of the modern American warfare state while the latter writers are fairly isolated in their attempt to characterize Forrestal's position against the creation of the state of Israel as being motivated by his personal anti-Semitism, whatever that term might mean.Start studying The Cold War.
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According to newspaper headlines and television pundits, the cold war ended many months ago; the age of Big Two confrontation is over.
But forty years ago, Americans were experiencing the beginnings of another era--of the fevered anti-communism that came to be known as McCarthyism.
In the middle of the 20th century the two most important anti-Communists in the United States government were Secretary of the Navy and later Secretary of Defense, James V. Forrestal, and Wisconsin Senator Joseph R.
McCarthy. The term refers to U.S. Senator Joseph McCarthy and has its origins in the period in the In a high level State Department official was convicted of perjury in a case of espionage and the Soviet Union tested an The following year also saw several significant developments regarding Soviet Cold War espionage activities.