The American character looks always as if it just had a rather bad haircut, which gives it, in our eyes at any rate, a greater humanity than the European, which even among its beggars has an all too professional air.
1947 'America the Beautiful', in Commentary, Sep.
American life, in large cities, is a perpetual assault on the senses and the nerves; it is out of asceticism, out of unworldliness, precisely, that we bear it.Joseph McCarthy
While I cannot take time off to name all the men in the State Department whohavebeennamedasmembers of the Communist Party and members of a spy ring, I have here in my hand a list of 205 that were known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party, and who nevertheless are still working and shaping the policy of the State Department.Joseph McCarthy
Today we are engaged in a final, all-out battle between communistic atheism and Christianity. The modern champions of communism have selected this as the time, and ladies and gentlemen, the chips are down — they are truly down.Joseph McCarthy
McCarthyism is Americanism with its sleeves rolled.Joseph McCarthy
When an American heiress wants to buy a man, she at once crosses the Atlantic. The only really materialistic people I have ever met have been Europeans.Joseph McCarthy
Liberty, asit is conceived bycurrent opinion, hasnothing inherent about it; it is a sort of gift or trust bestowed on the individual by the state pending good behavior.Joseph McCarthy
Every age has a keyhole to which its eye is pasted.Joseph McCarthy
In theunreal realms of the canals, as in a Swiftian Lilliput, the real world, with its contrivances, appears as a vast folly.Joseph McCarthy
To care for the quarrels of the past, to identify oneself passionately with a cause that became, politically speaking, a losing cause with the birth of the modern world, is to experience a kind of straining against reality, a rebellious nonconformity that, again, is rare in America, where children are instructed in the virtues of the system they live under, as though history had achieved a happy ending in American civics.Joseph McCarthy
Bureaucracy, theruleof no one, hasbecomethemodern form of despotism.Joseph McCarthy
There are no new truths, but only truths that have not been recognized by those who have perceived them without noticing.Joseph McCarthy
An interviewer asked me what book I thought best represented the modern American woman. All I could think of to answer was: Madame Bovary.Joseph McCarthy
Being abroad makes you conscious of the whole imitative side of human behavior. The ape in man. 528Joseph McCarthy
I once said in an interview that every word she writes is a lie, including 'and'and 'the'.Joseph McCarthy
Any man who has been given the honor of being promoted to general and who says, "I will protect another general who protects Communists," is not fit to wear that uniform, general.Joseph McCarthy
I have here in my hand a list of 205 that were made known to the Secretary of State as being members of the Communist Party and who nevertheless are still working and shaping policy in the State Department.Joseph McCarthy
When the wind is right, a faint odor of kerosene is exhaled from Senator McCarthy.Joseph McCarthy
Nothing would probably please him more than to get the publicity that would be generated by a public repudiation by the President.Joseph McCarthy
The junior senator from Wisconsin, by his reckless charges, has so preyed upon the fears and hatreds and prejudices of the American people that he has started a prairie fire which neither he nor anyone else may be able to control.Joseph McCarthy
Hoover knew that Joe wasn't the best guy in the world to be doing this job. We all did ... But his attitude was, "Thank God somebody's doing it." They were fighting the same enemy, you know.Joseph McCarthy
This is the first time in my experience, and I was ten years in the Senate, that I ever heard of a Senator trying to discredit his own Government before the world.… Your telegram is not only not true and an insolent approach to a situation that should have been worked out between man and man but it shows conclusively that you are not even fit to have a hand in the operation of the Government of the United States.Joseph McCarthy
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