Joseph R. McCarthy's influence was broken on December 2, 1954, when his Senate colleagues voted 67 to 22 that his conduct was "contrary to Senate traditions." Nevertheless, today, McCarthyism is recognized by lexicographers to be part of our language, and is discussed at great length in innumerable books and journals as though it was a recent, major event of the twentieth century. Academics are particularly fond of the topic, and the article in Education and Culture, Summer, 2000, by Karen Lea Riley and Barbara Slater Stone, "Curriculum War and Cold War Politics," is very similar in its attitudes and concerns to countless similar pieces that have appeared for the last four decades.
"McCarthyism is Dead; Intolerance Lives,"
Education and Culture: Vol. 17
, Article 5.
Available at: http://docs.lib.purdue.edu/eandc/vol17/iss1/art5