CENSURE FROM EUROPE: How McCarthy Hurt the U.S. Cause

As the Watkins committee put the finishing touches on the report that may finish Senator McCarthy as a major force in U.S. politics, TIME and LIFE Correspondent Emmet John Hughes cabled from London an estimate of the harm McCarthy had done to U.S. policy in Europe. Wrote Hughes:

No special session of the U.S. Senate—only the common sense and alerted conscience of the American people —can justly weigh one sober charge against Senator Joseph McCarthy. The charge is: more deeply than any living American, he has hurt his country's chances to rally the peoples of Europe against Communism.

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