Governaments of Roosevelt and Truman mismanaged USA foreign policy toward communism

Sep 2019
378
Slovenia
Well it is not so much about one senator but USA needed a fight against the part of its policy which was in bed with communists and was blind about Soviet spy networks.
 
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Oct 2019
124
West Virginia
Well it is not so much about one senator but USA needed a fight against the part of its policy which was in bed with communists and was blind about Soviet spy networks.
It was a case of a real problem being addressed by unreasonable means.

McCarthy was a dangerous demagogue. The careers of innocent (though leftist---being on the left is not a crime, you know) people were ruined by McCarthy's nonsense. It was indeed a witch hunt. And the miscreant Nixon rose to prominence propelled by McCarthy's coattails, to cite another negative result of McCarthy's actions.

A traditional "conservative" is not a fascist, and a demosocialist or liberal is not a communist. Too much polarization is unhealthy for the country, and McCarthy fed such polarization. I'll refrain from commenting on the current post-1991 situation in this regard, but you'll likely discern where I'm going with this.
 
Sep 2019
378
Slovenia
An example which is more near to Slovenia. Two leaders of OSS missions in northern Italy ''Venezia Giulia'', Gozzer ( mission Chicago ) and Michelangoli ( mission Texas ) were communists. According to British SOE sources they were causing many problems specially working against their efforts to unite Italian partisans giving all the support for communists and communist led Garibaldini partisan forces. Even some other American missions in the area were harmed by their activity. British SOE officer Roworth was for example calling for their removal from northern Italy. The leadership of OSS knew about communists in its ranks but still believed they were loyal.

Partisan movement in N.E. Italy, 1945, page 31.
 
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