mccarthyism mccarthyism  /mə ˈkɑr θi ɪ zəm/


  • (n) unscrupulously accusing people of disloyalty (as by saying they were Communists)


  • Catholic Campaign for Human Development under threat

    A new report published Tuesday sounds the alarm about a form of Catholic McCarthyism threatening the future of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). Faith in Public Life, a Washington-based organization of religious progressives, issued this 24-page report by John Gehring, laying out threats to CCHD from right-wing groups who seemingly want to put it out of business.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter


  1. "Instead, they launch this all-out attack trying to take an inference out of President Clinton's words that no fair person could take," Rendell said. "If they want to tone it down, don't accuse someone of McCarthyism."
    on Mar 23, 2008 By: Ed Rendell Source: Bloomberg

  2. "It is McCarthyism of the 21st century," Perez Roque said, referring to the political witch hunt that US Sen. Joseph McCarthy carried out against suspected American communists in the 1950s.
    on Oct 30, 2007 By: Felipe Perez Roque Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "I think that many of us feel that this lustration is a Polish version of McCarthyism," said Janusz Onyszkiewicz, a spokesman for Solidarity in the 1980s and a defense minister twice in the 1990s.
    on Jun 12, 2007 By: Janusz Onyszkiewicz Source: Forbes

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