Hey. Good article here. I just want to incidentally note that this is the first time I have seen someone use a term I have been using at Abagond’s blog for months now . NeoMcCarthyism.
But as ludicrous as the neo-McCarthyite hysteria has become in recent months, perhaps it reached peak pitch last month in the Qatar crisis.
Everywhere else I’ve looked they have always said, when talking about current Russia hysteria, simply “McCarthyism”. It really should be referred to as “neo”. It’s a new more dangerous kind of McCarthyism because this time around the practitioners are not trying to avoid nuclear war. They are courting it. And of course the new McCarthyism is not anti-communist. It’s anti Russian. It is not ideology. It’s xenophobia.