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Where can I find more information about Joseph McCarthy and his work with HUAC?

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Where can I find more information about Joseph McCarthy and his work with HUAC?

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I’m not really the best person to ask. I assume I get this type of question because the ORC includes a copy of Ayn Rand’s testimony before the House Un-American Affairs Committee (HUAC), and in the background materials I mention Joseph McCarthy. However, as I clearly state in those materials, Joseph McCarthy was not a member of HUAC. He was a Senator and never served in the House of Representatives, so he couldn’t have been a member of HUAC even if he wanted to be. If someone told you Joseph McCarthy was directly involved in the HUAC hearings, that person was confused. This includes your history teacher, that guy in the chat room, and anyone else who might have passed on this bit of misinformation. In any case, this site is about Ayn Rand and Objectivism, not HUAC, Joseph McCarthy, the anti-Communist movement in the 1950s, Hollywood blacklisting, etc. I do not have resource listings available related to those subjects beyond the items I link to in the pages on Rand’s testimony.

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