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By Robert Shogan Robert Shogun | Comments: ( 820 ) | Date: ( Aug 21, 2019 )

Have you no sense of decency, sir asked attorney Robert Welch in a climactic moment in the 1954 Senate hearings that pitted Joseph R McCarthy against the United States Army, President Dwight Eisenhower, and the rest of the political establishment What made the confrontation unprecedented and magnified its impact was its gavel to gavel coverage by television Thirty si Have you no sense of decency, sir asked attorney Robert Welch in a climactic moment in the 1954 Senate hearings that pitted Joseph R McCarthy against the United States Army, President Dwight Eisenhower, and the rest of the political establishment What made the confrontation unprecedented and magnified its impact was its gavel to gavel coverage by television Thirty six days of hearings transfixed the nation With a journalist s eye for revealing detail, Robert Shogan traces the phenomenon and analyzes television s impact on government Despite McCarthy s fall, Mr Shogan points out, the hearings left a major item of unfinished business the issue of McCarthyism, the strategy based on fear, smear, and guilt by association.


  • Title: No Sense of Decency: The Army-McCarthy Hearings: A Demagogue Falls and Television Takes Charge of American Politics
  • Author: Robert Shogan Robert Shogun
  • ISBN: 9781566637701
  • Page: 473
  • Format: Hardcover

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Comments No Sense of Decency: The Army-McCarthy Hearings: A Demagogue Falls and Television Takes Charge of American Politics

  • Elisha Condie

    Oh, my, this book was SOOOO interesting. So interesting. I heard the author on the Diane Rehm show and thought this book sounded good. Love that Diane Rehm. This book focuses on McCarthy and how television played a major roll in his downfall. It is hard to believe that McCarthy got away with his accusations which were largely based on NOTHING! Nothing! But he became so powerful that his own Republican party members wouldn't stand up to him, nor many Democrats. Even President Eisenhower, while he [...]


  • Thomas Paul

    In the Spring of 1954, Senator Joe McCarthy was one of the most feared men in Washington. In the Summer of 1954, McCarthy had lost his power and no one was afraid of him. What happened in between was the Army-McCarthy hearings and why the hearings changed everything was because they were on TV. For thirty-six days, America got to see Joe McCarthy and what they saw they didn't like. His fall from grace in the eyes of America gave the Senate the nerve to censure him.This is the story of those hear [...]


  • Ken Bronsil

    This is a pretty thorough treatment of the Senate hearings held over three months in 1954 to investigate charges that Senator Joseph McCarthy and his counsel Roy Cohn pressured the Army to give special treatment to a former staff member. By itself that doesn't sound like that big of a deal, but McCarthy had earlier drew huge amounts of attention to himself with aggressive accusations that Army personnel included many communists who were working to steal secrets in order to overthrow the governme [...]


  • Dan

    Caveats: I was stuck between a 3 star and a 4 star rating, but I'll give Shogan the benefit of the doubt. I selected this book to read because my library doesn't have a vast selection from the McCarthy era, that being said, I'm not disappointed I picked it up. The book can be read in a long day, it moves quickly and is adequately interesting for the brief time it takes. My major criticism of the book is that the thesis of the book, how the McCarthy hearings were televised and the impact of it, s [...]


  • judy

    A look at the title will tell you that this is two books in one. (The Army-McCarthy Hearings: A Demagogue Falls and (2) Television Takes Charge of American Politics). Neither book really works here but if each were a stand-alone with far more depth, both could be remarkable. There are excellent books on the hearings. As for how televising live proceedings can alter public perceptions of events (hearings, debates, trials etc.)--a lot more could and should be said.


  • Teresa

    A fine portrait of a troublesome time in American politics. Particularly relevant today with the rise (again) of so many nationalist demagogues around the world. I had hoped for more information about the "Hollywood Ten" however, the title does not promise that, I merely assumed it. I believe this trial is the lesser known story of McCarthyism in the 1950s.


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