National Affairs: The McCarthy Problem

The problem of Joe McCarthy stands out on Republican campaign charts as plainly as the Great Barrier Reef. Last week Dwight Eisenhower tried to deal with the McCarthy embarrassment.

Joe's irresponsible accusations—topped off by his sweeping charge that General George Marshall ran World War II and postwar State Department policy with traitorous motives—outrage many fair-minded Republicans. They know that there are more just and more effective ways (e.g., Dick Nixon's) of getting at subversion in Government.

On the other hand, a lot of Republicans are far more concerned about Communist influence in Government than...

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