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Robert Kennedy and His Times Chapter Summary & Analysis - Chapters 6-10: The First Investigating Committee: Joe McCarthy; Interlude: William O. Doublas and Adlai Stevenson; The Second Investigating Committee: Jimmy Hoffa; The Second Investigating Committee: Walter Reuther; 1960 Summary

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Chapters 6-10: The First Investigating Committee: Joe McCarthy; Interlude: William O. Doublas and Adlai Stevenson; The Second Investigating Committee: Jimmy Hoffa; The Second Investigating Committee: Walter Reuther; 1960 Summary and Analysis

Joe McCarthy was liked by the Kennedys, because he was both a fellow Irishman and an ardent anti-Communist. He was also a bully. McCarthy launched a vehement campaign to expose Communist "subversives" with the U.S., and Joe Sr. obtained a position for Robert on the Senate Investigations Committee. Following the preparation of an excellent report on trading activity between U.S. allies and Communist China, Robert realized that McCarthy's goal was more a "witch-hunt" than an objective, dispassionate effort to thwart true threats to America and resigned. He returned to the Senate...

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