The Declarer (Floyd McWilliams' Blog)

Wednesday, January 22, 2003


Lileks had a very good point today about people who cry "McCarthyism":


Nowadays, if you point out that someone’s a Communist, you might well be accused of - dum dum DUMMMM - McCarthyism. The term has morphed from its original meaning. It no longer means falsely accusing someone of being a Communist. It now includes correctly identifying someone as a Communist, or ascribing a taint to someone because they don’t reject the Communists in their midst. (I’ll admit there’s a significant difference between the two.)


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