Books: Antibodies at Work

MCCARTHY AND THE COMMUNISTS (163 pp.)—James Rorty & Moshe Decter—Beacon (paperbound, $1).

Few writers approach the subject of Joseph R. McCarthy with detached calm. Usually the face flushes, the voice rises and the hand on the typewriter quivers. In this short, well-organized study prepared for the liberal, anti-Communist American Committee for Cultural Freedom, James Rorty and Moshe Decter have maintained an even voice and a steady hand.

Authors Rorty (journalist and self-labeled Taft Republican) and Decter (former political editor for the Voice of America and self-labeled Stevenson Democrat) begin with the sound premise...

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