The rise and fall of Joseph McCarthy, the Wisconsin senator whose zealous anti-communist crusade would test the limits of American decency and democracy.
Margaret Chase Smith was the first senator to stand up to Joseph McCarthy.
Browse our selection of cartoons from Herb Block and others that capture "McCarthyism".
In 1953, the author Langston Hughes was called before Senator Joseph McCarthy’s Subcommittee on Investigations. We dramatized the actual hearing transcripts of Hughes’s testimony, made public 50 years later.