posted by Anonymous on .
o Explain how McCarthyism affected the lives and political thinking of people in the U.S.
o Defend McCarthyism as appropriate or criticize it as inappropriate for the time in which it occurred.
It is an odd question to me.
McCarthyism is the politically motivated practice of making accusations of disloyalty, subversion, or treason without proper regard for evidence.
I wonder how that can be appropriate for any time in a free society. We expect such things in China, and Burma.
The question implies it might be inappropriate for the time in which it occurred. That is most odd to me.