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Q: What does McCarthyism mean?
A: McCarthy was a senator in the sixties who was convinced that all his enemies were secret communist spies, and was surprisingly successful in getting the Congress to investigate them.

McCarthyism is a paranoid fear of imposters, and taking extreme measures to try to discover them.

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