The Age of Suspicion

By James A. Wechsler,

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A New York journalist recounts his confrontation with Senator Joe McCarthy and his early involvement with the American Communist Party

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1 author picked The Age of Suspicion as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Wechsler was the editor of The New York Post, a short-lived Communist and lifelong liberal, and a favorite target of McCarthy and McCarthyism. Wechsler’s razor-edged analysis of the era is the ideal counterpoint to McCarthy’s, and offers a lens into the scare’s flesh-and-blood victims.

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