National Affairs: Advice from an Indian

The statistics: 187 hours in session during 36 days; 2,000,000 words transcribed onto 7,424 pages; 27 witnesses and a cumulative total of 115,000 spectators in the hearing room; and $1,250,000 in TV costs. The results: much public disgust, some public education, especially on the subject of how Senator Joe McCarthy operates.

Fifteen minutes before the Army-McCarthy hearings ended. Michigan's Senator Charles Potter made an effort to sum up. He passed a mimeographed statement around the hearing room. McCarthy grabbed a copy, gawked at it with astonishment, and rushed it by messenger around the table to his friend from Illinois, Senator Everett...

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