A small notice from the closing weeks of the 1952 presidential contest between retired General Eisenhower (R) vs former Governor Adlai Stevenson (D) in which Senator Joseph McCarthy stepped forth to muddy the waters with one of his characteristic insults:
"McCarthy charged Stevenson was 'part and parcel of the Acheson-Hiss-Lattimore group' and that Stevenson in 1943 (as a State Department official) had a plan to 'foist Communism' on Italy when Mussolini fell."
Whether the comment convinced anyone was not recorded, but Eisenhower won the 1952 election by a wide margin, as did all Republican candidates.
In 1944 a Soviet defector wrote a magazine article about Russian agents in the U.S. Government - certainly McCarthy must have read it; Click here and you can read it, too.
Additional magazine and newspaper articles about the Cold War may be read on this page.
An article about the impact of the the Korean War on the 1952 election can be read here.
The Cold War really began in 1945...
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