Will Congress Stop Trump Like It Stopped McCarthy?

One set of congressional hearings helped stop the McCarthy movement. It will take more to defeat Trump.

Edward R. Murrow in 1954, the year of his famous broadcast against McCarthy. Source: KNKX

Editor’s note: this is part two of a two-part series on Trump and McCarthy. Read part one here.

In 1954, Joseph McCarthy was in a position similar to the one that Donald Trump is in now. He had control of the Republican Party, which he could order to…

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Eric Medlin

I’m a writer interested in the intersections of history, ideas, and politics. I publish every week. www.twitter.com/medlinwrites