National Affairs: Progress Without Joe

Joe McCarthy and his friends have cried—again and again—that the fight against internal subversion came to a standstill during the nine months that Joe was embroiled in fights with the Administration and with his Senate colleagues. After censure was voted last week, McCarthy told newsmen that he was "very happy to get this circus over with" so that he could "get back to the job of digging Communists out of the Government."

This line is intended to suggest that Joe is the mainspring of antisubversion activities and that such efforts stop when his energies...

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