THE CONGRESS: Condemnation Proceedings

The power and reputation of a demagogue rise and fall in inverse ratio to the courage and determination of other men. Last week Joe McCarthy's reputation, perched precariously on a bale of old newspaper clippings and the timidity of his Senate colleagues, began to bobble slightly.

When the Senate met for its third day of debate on Ralph Flanders' motion to censure* McCarthy, Joe's enemies were well aware that a move was afoot to send the motion to committee. Arkansas' Democratic J. William Fulbright had tried to buttress Flanders' generalized motion with a specific six-count amendment, which included the old...

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