Eisenhower and the Anti-Communist Crusade

Jeff Broadwater


Eisenhower and the Anti-Communist Crusade

Eisenhower and the Anti-Communist Crusade

  • Title: Eisenhower and the Anti-Communist Crusade
  • Author: Jeff Broadwater
  • ISBN: 9780807865132
  • Page: 462
  • Format: Paperback



Jeff Broadwater provides a comprehensive survey of the Eisenhower administration s response to America s postwar Red Scare He looks beyond Senator Joseph McCarthy s confrontations with Eisenhower to examine the administration s own anti Communist crusade Exploring the complex relationship between partisan politics and cold war tensions, Broadwater demonstrates that virulJeff Broadwater provides a comprehensive survey of the Eisenhower administration s response to America s postwar Red Scare He looks beyond Senator Joseph McCarthy s confrontations with Eisenhower to examine the administration s own anti Communist crusade Exploring the complex relationship between partisan politics and cold war tensions, Broadwater demonstrates that virulent anticommunism, as well as opposition to it, often cut across party and ideological lines He shows, over, that although McCarthy and his allies captured the headlines, ultimately it was the Eisenhower administration that bore responsibility for implementing most of the nation s anti Communist policies The book begins with an overview of the debate over internal security following World War II and then examines Eisenhower s record on the issue Broadwater asserts that at the outset of the cold war, Eisenhower assumed a moderate stance, defending some of McCarthy s targets and cooperating as NATO commander with European Socialist leaders Later, as a presidential candidate under pressure from Republicans conservatives, he moved steadily toward the right Once in the Oval Office, he embraced much of the anit Communist agenda and shared many of the McCarthyites fears about internal security, supporting, for example, the federal employee security program and the legal persecution of the Communist party.Broadwater concludes that while Eisenhower personally despised McCarthy and eventually presided over the end of the Red Scare, the president was also a committed anti Communist who frequently displayed little concern for American civil liberties.Originally published in 1992 A UNC Press Enduring Edition UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value.


Recent Comments "Eisenhower and the Anti-Communist Crusade"

It was informative and well researched but, with the exception of the first chapter, rather dry. Unless you're really into this time period I wouldn't recommend it.


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