Education: Leftist Dynamite

Is Joseph McCarthy really "the stereotype of the Big Bad Wolf of fascism" as so many liberal intellectuals assume? Quite the contrary, said Pulitzer Poet Peter Viereck, associate professor of history at Mount Holyoke College, before the American Historical Association last week:

"Liberals are quite correctly aware of the more obvious right-wing root of McCarthyism in Old Guard Republicanism.

But they are often unaware of its less obvious left-wing root in the midwestern radicalism of the old Populist and Progressive Parties . . . The normal, middle-road, educated American that you meet in...

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