Senator Joseph McCarthy

The face of McCarthyism

'McCarthyism' was the term coined for the witch hunts in the federal government conducted by Josephy McCarthy, a senator from Wisconsin. A fanatic and a drunk, McCarthy sought to "root out" the federal government of communists and those who were "un-American".

Joseph McCarthy is interviewed by Longines Chronoscope

Joseph McCarthy claims that communuses have infiltrated the federal government

McCarthy died in 1957 of an inflamed liver. Many believed this was caused by his alcoholism.