An American Stand: Senator Margaret Chase Smith and the by Eric R. Crouse PDF

By Eric R. Crouse

Margaret Chase Smith was once the 1st lady in American background elected in either the home of Representatives and the Senate, the 1st flesh presser to take a public stand opposed to McCarthyism, and the 1st lady of an incredible political get together to run for president of the us. An American Stand: Senator Margaret Chase Smith and the Communist threat, 1948-1972 explores her engagement with the 'masculine' factor of nationwide security. An unyielding foe of world communism, this Republican senator was once the 1st girl chilly Warrior. throughout the Korean battle, she voiced strident anti-communist rhetoric in her newspaper column. Her lively aid for nuclear superiority within the fifties and sixties triggered Nikita Khrushchev to explain her as 'Satan within the guise of a woman.' within the face of growing to be competition to America's involvement in Vietnam, Smith remained devoted to a transparent stand opposed to violent communist enlargement. This booklet examines the exposition of the communist 'menace' and the chilly warfare as a struggle among reliable and evil with no sanitization of communist leaders' ruthless activities. For Smith etc, America's struggle opposed to worldwide communism, regardless of appalling sacrifices of lives and funds, made feel simply because they believed that communism was once a vicious, expansionist approach with little admire for human existence and freedom.

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