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I know that during the McCarthy Era, people accused as being communists were asked to give names of other communists. I was wondering if it was true that if accused people gave names then they would be let off the hook? Thanks.

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    No, not true. Senator McCarty, and his Republican allies, were out to destroy Democrats. They didn't give a dang if the folks were Communists or not, they just were destroyers of many good people.
    Here in Texas, some of them are still hanging round.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_McCarthy

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    Well, either way, was it true that if people gave names then they would be let off the hook?

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