Towards an Explanation of McCarthyism

  title={Towards an Explanation of McCarthyism},
  author={Nelson W. Polsby},
  journal={Political Studies},
  pages={250 - 271}
  • N. Polsby
  • Published 1960
  • Political Science
  • Political Studies
THE recent appearance of an apparently definitive journalistic post-mortem on Senator Joseph McCarthy underscores the rather striking professional inattention of political scientists to one of the most spectacular political phenomena of our time.2 For those of us who view political science as a potentially powerful weapon in the cause of rational political decisionmaking, this lost opportunity seems especially p~ignant .~ If it is too late to assist politicians in determining the extent to… Expand
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Mathews, David. 1991. "After Thoughts." Kettering Review, Fall 1991: 78. Polsby, Nelson W. 1984. Political Innovation in America: The Politics of Policy Initiation. New Haven: Yale University Press.Expand