The long-awaited event was an anticlimax. By the time Joe McCarthy raised a broad right hand and took the witness' oath at midweek, the suspicions, facts, hunches, charges and countercharges had been so well chewed over in seven weeks of hearings that not a morsel of fresh meat remained. On Committee Counsel Ray Jenkins' invitation to draw upon his "knowledge and experience," McCarthy first gave a lengthy lecture on Communist Party organization and tactics, amply illustrated for TV viewers by a large map (which Joe acknowledged was four years out of date)....

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