Tuesday, September 11, 2007

The Investigation of William Mandel by Sen. Joseph McCarthy

text with video:
THE COMPLETE VERBATIM SOUNDTRACK OF THE HEARING: On March 23, 1954, at the height of the Cold War, with the US fighting China in Korea, and the Rosenbergs facing electrocution, Senator Joseph McCarthy, Republican of Wisconsin, investigated William Mandel, author of several scholarly books about the USSR which were in State Department Information Service Libraries. Mandel's unprecedented critical responses to McCarthy's interrogation were seen on nationwide television by an estimated 40 million viewers.


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