Lenz Vs Mccarthyism

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Adam Berinsky and Gabriel S. Lenz draw on the concept that the Red Scare, with the explicits of McCarthyism, did not have significant political influence. Berinsky and Lenz use “county- and state-level election data from across the twentieth century and a timeline of McCarthy’s campaign activities drawn from newspaper archives and political biographies to test whether he actually contributed to the defeat of Democratic incumbent senators in 1950 and 1952.” Indeed, McCarthy did help spread the Communist fear, Berinsky and Lenz also state that “ according to the Washington Post, McCarthy spoke in Baltimore and Hyattsville, MD, attacking Tydings for his handling of McCarthy’s charges of Communist penetration into the State, “ and his influence
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