National Affairs: Calm After Censure

Not many months ago an official report condemning Joe McCarthy would have set off an emotional H-bomb across the U.S. But last week, after the Watkins Committee recommended that the U.S. Senate censure the junior member from Wisconsin (TIME, Oct. 4), there was no explosion. The press, the politicians and the electorate generally accepted the committee's report as calmly as the committee delivered it, and with almost as much finality.

"Three-Fifths" Innocent. Faithful partisans of Joe McCarthy were hard put to find firm ground for their defense. Working from the remarkable logic that...

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